Regulation protects all working young people (Opinion)

B.C.'s Minister of Skills Development outlines new employment standards for young workers
||Last Updated: 12/04/2003

Editor’s note: This is an editorial written by Graham Bruce, B.C.’s Minister of Skills Development and Labour, on the province’s new employment standards for young workers. The new standards have drawn criticism from some groups — including the B.C. Teachers’ Federation — for putting children at risk.


e are very fortunate to live in a province and a country where all children have the opportunity to go to school and not be exposed to the kinds of working conditions seen in many other parts of the world.