Seasonal farm workers deserve better treatment

Summerland’s reputation as a nice, friendly town is tarnished.

Dear Editor:

What’s to be done?

Summerland’s reputation as a nice, friendly town is tarnished.

Our seasonal fruit pickers are treated as “other.”

One of them was found trying to live in one of our public washrooms. This is not acceptable.

A church in the heart of a big city allowed the homeless to sleep on their pews. This is not a seasonal sanctuary.

Our seasonal workers are an important part of our economy. As young people, they are our future.

What’s to be done, Summerland.

Carol MacKenzie

Summerland