Farmworkers appeal Canada Revenue Agency's rulings

A year-long appeal by 76 largely poor and elderly Indo-Canadian Farmworkers began in Tax Court in Vancouver on January 9th. The Farmworkers are appealing rulings by the Canada Revenue Agency that they did not work enough hours during the 1997 picking season to qualify for EI. BCPIAC and the Community Legal Assistance Society are working with the Farmworkers Legal Advocacy Program to assist 76 largely poor and elderly Indo-Canadian farmworkers in their appeal to the Tax Court of Canada against charges of EI fraud. Read the BCPIAC report for details about the farmworker's case and a CBC story: "B.C. farm workers fight EI fraud allegations."