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Why Canadian meat plants want permanent residency for migrant workers

Doing jobs most Canadians don’t want to do (currently reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle about the horrors or early 20th century meat packing plants in Chicago): 1,219 more words


"It was all so very businesslike that one watched it fascinated. It was pork-making by machinery, pork-making by applied mathematics."*...

In the mid-to-late 1800s, the meat industry — from the cowboys and cattle drives to the Chicago slaughterhouses to the refrigerated railcars delivering steaks to New York’s finest restaurants — was the largest industry in America.

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