Are interns being worked to death?

Deaths spark call for changes, debate surrounds unpaid workers
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

It was six in the morning and Andy Ferguson was halfway through the hour-long commute home from his internship in Edmonton.

He’d worked the morning shift followed by an overnight, with very little time off in between. That night shift was one of several Ferguson worked as part of his unpaid practicum at Astral Media.