Montreal·Video

Some Quebec farm workers exploited, exclusive shows

Some farmers are hiring subcontractors, who in turn pick up foreign workers at Montreal Metro stations in school buses.

Radio-Canada hidden camera investigation reveals questionable practices

Subcontractors pick up foreign workers at Montreal Metro stations in the mornings in school buses and bring them back at night, a CBC exclusive shows. (CBC/Radio-Canada)

It’s harvest season in Quebec, and many farmers are working around the clock to bring in the crops.

Some of them are hiring last-minute help — but as a Radio-Canada hidden camera investigation revealed, it’s under the table, at rates below the minimum wage.

Some farmers are hiring subcontractors, who in turn pick up foreign workers at Montreal Metro stations in school buses.

Watch CBC News reporter Emily Brass explain how this is happening at Montreal-area farms. 

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