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Petitioning Premier Christy Clark and 39 others

Pass legislation that gets children out of hazardous work environments

Child Labour in British Columbia is alive and well. Since 2004, child labour standards have been seriously eroded, allowing kids as young as 12 to work up to 35 hours a week, even in work environments that are hazardous. It's time for government to take responsibility for the safety of children who work, rather than leaving it as the responsibility of the parent to ensure the workplace is safe and suitable for their children; restricting both the amount of hours children can work and then kind of work they are permitted to do. Please help families come first. Government needs to pass legislation that gets children out of hazardous and inappropriate work environments and the time for action is NOW!

Letter to
Premier Christy Clark
MLA Don McRae
MLA John Les
and 37 others
MLA Richard Lee
MLA John Slater
MLA Kash Heed
MLA Mary McNeil
MLA Gordon Hogg
MLA Kevin Falcon
MLA Terry Lake
MLA Norm Letnick
MLA Dave Hayer
MLA Stephanie Cadieux
MLA Pat Bell
MLA Pat Pimm
MLA Ida Chong
MLA Jane Thornthwaite
MLA John Rustad
MLA Steve Thomson
MLA George Abbott
MLA Murray Coell
MLA Bill Bennett
MLA Kevin Krueger
MLA Rich Coleman
MLA Douglas Horne
MLA Donna Barnett
MLA Harry Bloy
MLA Mike Dejong
MLA Randy Hawes
MLA Mary Polak
MLA Marc Dalton
MLA John Yap
MLA Linda Reid
MLA Rob Howard
MLA Shirley Bond
MLA Bill Barlsoff
MLA Blair Lekstrom
MLA Ron Cantelon
MLA Naomi Yamamoto
MLA Margaret MacDiarmid
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Premier Christy Clark.

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Pass legislation that gets children out of hazardous work environments

Child Labour in British Columbia is alive and well. Since 2004, child labour standards have been seriously eroded, allowing kids as young as 12 to work up to 35 hours a week, even in work environments that are hazardous. It's time for government to take responsibility for the safety of children who work, rather than leaving it as the responsibility of the parent to ensure the workplace is safe and suitable for their children; restricting both the amount of hours children can work and then kind of work they are permitted to do. Please help families come first. Government needs to pass legislation that gets children out of hazardous and inappropriate work environments and the time for action is NOW!
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Sincerely,