"The events you are going to read happened here, in Quebec, during the years 2000 and 2001."
Judge Michèle Pauzé of Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal regarding Centre Maraîcher Eugène Guinois Jr., one of Canada's largest commercial vegetable farms, located about 40 minutes southwest of Montreal.
The four workers testified to conditions on the farm that wouldn't seem out of place in the segregation era of the U.S. South.
It's easy to fall into the habit of thinking that Canada is free of this kind of crap. And for the most part it is. But small-minded and ignorant people crop up everywhere, and when they do it here, they make us all look bad.