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Krystle Alarcon

Krystle Alarcon is a Vancouver-based journalist.

Stories by Krystle Alarcon

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'If We Can Be Six In the Apartment, Why Not?'

Attracted by the Yukon's nominee program, migrant workers bunk up to make ends meet.

By Krystle Alarcon, 19 Jul 2013


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Angel's Story: Trapped in a Violent World

Brutal forces 'funnel' some aboriginal women into prostitution, say advocates who oppose legalization. A multimedia report.

By Krystle Alarcon, 4 Mar 2013


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Denny's Settles with Filipino Migrants

Foreign temp workers' class action suit claimed restaurant giant stiffed them on money, hours.

By Krystle Alarcon, 1 Mar 2013


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Will Tories Fix Temp Foreign Worker Program?

Look to Manitoba for 'gold standard' of migrant worker protection, say advocates. Last in a series.

By Krystle Alarcon, 10 Jan 2013


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Law Leaves Migrant Workers Dangling Precariously

Alfredo Sales knew blowing whistle on his boss was a huge risk. Fear is built into Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Third in a series.

By Krystle Alarcon, 9 Jan 2013


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Imported Workers Fight Back

How Latin Americans hired to build Canada Line bravely exposed Temporary Foreign Worker Program injustices. Second in a series.

By Krystle Alarcon, 8 Jan 2013


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The Invisibles: Migrant Workers in Canada

Reports of exploited foreign temps have grown as fast as the federal program. First in a series.

By Krystle Alarcon, 7 Jan 2013


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Was Shelby Tom's Death a Hate Crime?

Advocates say yes. But the fight to include violence against transgender people in hate crime law continues.

By Stephanie Law and Krystle Alarcon, 19 Oct 2011


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Immigrants Feel Betrayed by Conservative Decision to Make Family Reunions Harder

'I feel I was lied to' says a tech worker from India, echoing other newcomers yearning to bring parents and grandparents to Canada.

By Krystle Alarcon and Stephanie Law, 8 Apr 2011