Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

March 08, 2010 08:58 ET

Minister Raitt Highlights Importance of Health and Safety for Strong and Competitive Businesses

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, delivered opening remarks at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Forum III: Leading Workplace Change. Minister Raitt highlighted the Government of Canada's action on health and safety in the workplace.

"Our government is committed to improving the health and safety of our workplaces," said Minister Raitt. "By improving the well-being of workers, we can ensure that Canadian workplaces become more efficient, innovative and productive."

In her remarks, Minister Raitt also stressed the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace to keep Canada's labour force strong and healthy.

The Forum is a two-day national event that brings together workers, employers and governments to share their knowledge and experience on occupational health and safety issues.

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 Minister Raitt
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary
    819-953-5646
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559