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Author: Morley Gunderson*
Date: December, 2005
Canadian employment standards legislation generally covers most sectors of the economy. Most exclude some occupations or industries from part or all of the general legislation. An alternative to this legislative model is a set of standards designed to cover a particular industry. These standards do not represent levels of protection for workers than the general legislation.
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*Morley Gunderson is the CIBC Professor of Youth Employment at the University of Toronto, and a Professor at the Centre for Industrial Relations and the Department of Economics. He is also a Research Associate of the Institute for Policy Analysis, the Centre for International Studies, and the Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging