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Foreign farm workers grounded by new security rules

Reference: CBC News

An Ottawa farmer who's waited six weeks for seasonal labourers to come help plant his crops says new restrictions on foreign workers is threatening to ruin his business.

For the past 25 years, Andy Terauds of Acorn Creek Garden Farm in Carp has relied on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) to bring pickers and planters from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.

Last year, Canada expanded a program to collect biometric data including fingerprints from foreign nationals coming to work here... Read More