IF YOU WERE TO SIT WITH US FOR DINNER on any given night, you would be privy to a recurrent conversation that surfaces whenever social issues such as poverty, violation of human rights and modern-day slavery, refugee and climate change-caused disasters are brought to our attention via news, books or any other sources: why don’t wealthy people help more?
It’s disheartening to have to ask those questions. You may have read the latest in the case of foreign farm workers at the Golden Eagle Farm Group in Pitt Meadows.
The farm is owned by the billionaire Aquilini family, whose worth is estimated to be at $3.3 billion. More than 41 health and safety issues have been ongoing for the last four years on the farm, according to WorkSafe BC.