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B.C. youth advocates calling on provincial government to amend labour laws

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 9:17 AM | By Amanda Jerome

As summer begins and young workers head into seasonal work, advocates in British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to change labour laws that allow children as young as 12 to work with little regulatory oversight other than parental consent.

First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is championing a campaign to bring B.C.’s labour laws in alignment with international conventions, which would bring the work start age up to 16.

“Where we stand out is we allow workers between ages 12 and 14...