Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BC coalition seeks tougher child labour laws

Activists in BC are seeking tougher child labour laws. In 2003, BC amended its child labour laws, making it easier to employer children and increase parental responsibility for determining if work is appropriate. The only limits on occupational choice is "no mining". Now that is laudable (mining is dangerous) but so too are a host of other occupations! Within a year of these changes, WCB claims by children rose tenfold.

-- Bob Barnetson

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