Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

February 26, 2010 10:00 ET

Canada's Labour Minister Continues Economic Action Plan Consultations, and Recognizes Excellence in Employment Equity

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2010) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, consulted with regional stakeholders, including the Halifax Employers Association, to seek their views on important labour issues and take suggestions in preparation for Phase II of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"These consultations will help us ensure that the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan continues to respond to the needs of Canadians," said Minister Raitt. "Our government recognizes that when the Canadian workplace runs well, the whole economy benefits."

During the meeting, Minister Raitt also congratulated the Halifax Employers Association for its efforts in creating an inclusive workplace committed to ensuring employment equity. The Association received high marks in the most recent Employment Equity Act Annual Report, which was tabled in the House of Commons on June 17, 2009. The Report ranks federally regulated workplaces based on the representation within their workforce of the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

The Labour Program develops, administers and enforces workplace legislation and regulations, such as the Canada Labour Code, which covers industrial relations, health and safety and employment standards, and the Employment Equity Act. These laws cover federally regulated workers and employers.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
    Canada's Minister of Labour
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office