Federal restrictions on unpaid internships are being pushed further and further back on the federal agenda. It was announced last month that the Trudeau government is pushing back plans to regulate unpaid internships to 2019. This would put this issue very close to the next federal election, and bring it up to four years after Trudeau initially addressed it in his campaign leading up to the 2015 election.
Recent news reports note the fact that following the campaign promise to crackdown on unpaid internships, consultations with the Canadian Intern Association fell through at the end of 2015. Rankandfile.ca spoke to Will Webb, the Canadian Intern Association’s Director of Law Reform to ask if Trudeau’s Liberals truly are balking at campaign promises and find out why consultations ended in 2015.
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