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Stephen Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, made comments in support of unpaid internships.

Controversial comment angers Ryerson students

In the midst of the seemingly endless unpaid internship debate, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has angered university students with his comments. Poloz told the CBC that university graduates should “acquire more experience through unpaid internships or volunteering until the country’s hobbled job market picks up.” Poloz believes the job market will improve over the next two years. The […]

Toronto Life, the Walrus and Canadian Geographic have all shut down their unpaid internships. (Leslie Walker / Ryersonian Staff)

Provincial blitz puts unpaid internships in jeopardy

Unpaid magazine internships in Ontario have been shut down as a result of a ministry crackdown, which will continue throughout the month. The Ontario Ministry of Labour inspected Toronto Life and The Walrus last week and told the magazines their unpaid internship programs failed to meet the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Both magazines shut down their programs Friday and the […]

by Kelly McDowell· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Toronto Life and the Walrus will be ending their unpaid internship programs this week. (Leslie Walker / The Ryersonian)

Ministry of Labour shuts down unpaid magazine internships

Journalists aspiring to work in the magazine industry are in for a halt on unpaid internships. Magazines across Ontario may soon be forced to shut down their unpaid internships indefinitely due to an Ontario Ministry of Labour “blitz” that is investigating internship employment standards. “The Ministry of Labour will be launching an enforcement blitz this spring focused specifically on internships across […]

by Kelly McDowell· · News, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 14

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 14

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Shooting at York University Ryerson prof stops fundraising for Ford Trial resumes for murdered Ryerson student New law […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Audio, Podcasts