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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saskatchewan lowers age of consent to 15

Saskatchewanians as young as 15 can now consent to trade their labour for money.

In the New Year, the Saskatchewan government will lower the minimum age for working in hotels, restaurants, educational institutions, hospitals and nursing homes from 16 to 15. (There is no official age restriction outside of these five sectors.)

"Every young person's education is the first priority and our government is taking steps to ensure a proper balance between work and school," said Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris. "Lowering the minimum age of employment gives Saskatchewan young people valuable opportunities to obtain work experience, while filling gaps in our labour market."

Fifteen-year-olds will not be allowed to work more than 16 hours per week and the government will also look at an absolute minimum age of employment in Saskatchewan and other employment standards to "protect the well-being of young people entering the workforce."

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on December 24, 2008 | Permalink

Comments

...is it me, or does the headline and tag line done in bad taste?

Saskatchewan lowers age of consent to 15

Saskatchewanians as young as 15 can now consent to trade their labour for money.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-24 3:53:20 PM


That one caught me off guard also Tomax. I thought they threw out the NDP(remember Svend).

Posted by: dp | 2008-12-24 4:16:22 PM


Link Please!

And merry Xmas, MJ.

Posted by: bigcitylib | 2008-12-25 5:54:45 AM


And Merry Christmas to you, bigcitylib.

I added the link.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-12-25 9:53:45 AM



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