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'It's a form of modern-day slavery'
Description: The RCMP has been involved in an investigation of a suspected human-trafficking operation centred in the Hamilton-Niagara region of Ontario where the victims were living in basements, feeding on scraps and leftovers and forced to work construction jobs for long hours without pay. “It’s a form of modern-day slavery,” said Benjamin Perrin, a law professor at UBC and author of the book Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking. Perrin said trafficking for the purposes of forced labour is not uncommon and isn’t confined to the construction industry, but is found in the agriculture, cleaning, domestic work and the hospitality sectors as well.
Date: 09 October 2010
Author: By Douglas Quan
Source: The Ottawa Citizen, Sat Oct 9 2010, Page A5
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