Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada

August 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Canada's Government Recognizes CTV Montreal for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, is in Montreal today to present a certificate to CTV Montreal (formerly CFCF) for its outstanding efforts in creating an inclusive workplace.

"CTV Montreal has demonstrated its commitment to workplace diversity and is a model for employers in Canada," said Minister Blackburn. "Our Government believes that diversity in the workplace is essential in ensuring that all workers in Canada make a strong contribution to a productive economy and a cohesive society."

CTV Montreal is identified as one of the top five employers in Canada in terms of workplace diversity in the 2007 Employment Equity Act Annual Report. CTV Montreal received perfect marks for the representation within its work force of the four groups designated under the legislation: women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

The Employment Equity Act Annual Report, which describes the progress towards a more representative work force achieved by federally regulated employers, was tabled in the House of Commons on June 17, 2008.

The federal Government's Labour Program is responsible for administering the Employment Equity Act. The Labour Program is committed to building fair, safe and productive work environments, which contribute to the social and economic well-being of all Canadians. For more information on the Government of Canada's Labour Program and the 2007 Employment Equity Act Annual Report, 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