Yesterday I was quoted in an article appearing in the Toronto Star discussing the linkages between unpaid internships and precarious work. From what I've been told the article generated a lot of reader comments and was the top story for most of the day; furthermore, it has generated an interesting Reddit discussion. Two other legal commentators were also featured in the article: Professor David Doorey, a labour law scholar at York University, and Nav Bhandal, a Mississauga employment law lawyer.
For some of my previous analysis on the topic of unpaid internships see: "The Legality of Unpaid Internships in Ontario"; "Australian Government Tackles Unpaid Internships"; "Generation Free: Are universities perpetuating inequality by promoting unpaid, precarious work"; and, "Why can't Bell Canada pay its interns?". Also, take a listen to talk that I gave at Ryerson University back in the fall of 2012, see: