Author: Amanda Ghazale Aziz

From Textbook Pages to Institutional Places: the Structural Violence of Unpaid Work

On November 3, Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz, gave a speech in the House of Commons that enraged, rather than enlightened, young adults in the workforce. Offering advice on how discouraged youth can tackle the dwindling economy by finding a job, Poloz stated, “Having something unpaid on your CV is very worth it because that’s the one thing you can do to counteract this scarring effect. Get some real-life experience even though you’re discouraged, even if it’s for free.” What Stephen Poloz doesn’t know, as a man sitting comfortably on top of his workforce hierarchy while being paid...

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