Mr. Speaker, the youth unemployment rate continues to climb.
Apparently, the budget implementation act will finally provide health and safety protection to unpaid interns. However, the legislation fails to guarantee other minimum standards, such as protection from sexual harassment or a cap on hours of work.
In Canada, there are roughly 300,000 interns, and most of them are young.
Will the minister correct these serious flaws in the budget implementation bill in order to better protect interns?