Women, Race, Labour and the Nation A Critical Analysis of the History of Canada’s Female Domestic Worker and Live-In Caregiver Programs Introduction In 2009 the Toronto Star initiated a year-long series of articles chronicling the realities of economic exploitation and abuse faced by immigrants to Canada working in the Live-In Caregiver and Guest Worker program; a series of articles that led to the Federal Auditor-General launching a critical investigation of the program late in the year (Monsebraaten 2009). One of the reasons that this issue prompted both media and popular interest, it may be argued, was that it revealed a 21st century Canadian immigration program to be structurally discriminatory and exclusionary with respect to race,...The end:
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