The fire inside: Dutch farmers in Canada

Dutch farm in Prince Edward Island (© Westerkamp Realty)

The 1990’s saw another exodus of Dutch farmers to Canada. Fleeing Eurocrats and their environmental restrictions, as well as rising land prices, hundreds of Dutch farmers decided to try their luck elsewhere. Martha Hawley went to see a number of them to find out how they were doing. Did they follow in the footsteps of earlier Dutch immigrants? And how do they see the Netherlands now? Is there anything they miss? 

Producer: Martha Hawley

Broadcast: November 1999