Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

October 04, 2011 18:30 ET

Canada's Labour Minister Applauds Safety Excellence in Electricity Industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, attended the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards today. While presenting the awards, she underlined the importance of having safe workplaces and recognized the efforts of leaders in the sector.

"I applaud all of your contributions to workplace safety," said Minister Raitt. "Your efforts support the Government of Canada's commitment to building and sustaining safe and healthy workplaces."

Since 1995, the CEA hosts an award ceremony for Parliamentarians, officials and stakeholders to publicly recognize accomplishments and formally present the CEA President's Awards of Excellence for Employee Safety and the CEA Lifesaving Awards. These awards recognize the best-performing companies among its membership, as well as employees who have assisted in a life-saving effort during their everyday work.

"Occupational health and safety is everyone's responsibility : employers, workers, unions and governments," added Minister Raitt. "Together we can work towards achieving a model for fair, respectful and healthy workplaces that will lead to a strong and prosperous Canada."

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 for federally regulated workers and employers.

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Contact Information

  • Ashley Kelahear
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    819-994-5559