Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada

January 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Canada Promotes Labour Cooperation Agreements in the Americas

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2008) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, is visiting Toronto today as part of a trip across Canada to promote labour cooperation agreements in the Americas.

During a breakfast in Toronto, Minister Blackburn is addressing members of the Canadian Council for the Americas. The Minister is taking this opportunity to discuss the Government of Canada's renewed engagement in the Americas seeking to increase prosperity and improve security throughout the hemisphere. As part of his visit, Minister Blackburn is also meeting with Brad Duguid, Ontario's Minister for Labour.

"We are working with our partners in the hemisphere to build strong and sustainable economies while also ensuring that the rights of workers are not ignored," declares Minister Blackburn. "As Canadians, we can export not only our goods and services, but also our values, expertise and know-how on labour issues," adds the Minister.

The Toronto visit is part of a five-city tour that brings Minister Blackburn to Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Kingston to highlight the Government of Canada's commitments from the Speech from the Throne to strengthen Canada's place in the world.

For more information, please visit Labour.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559
    or
    Office of Minister Blackburn
    Michael Winterburn
    819-953-5646