Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

August 04, 2011 22:09 ET

Canada's Labour Minister Meets With key Stakeholders to Discuss Issues Related to Women in the Workforce

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2011) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, was joined today by Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta–Richmond East, as she convened a round table with key stakeholders as a part of a series of round-table discussions on the issue of women in the workforce.

"We are committed to working closely with our partners to better understand the challenges women face in today's evolving workplaces," said Minister Raitt. "I would like to thank all the participants for sharing their comments and best practices because it is by working together that a model for fair, respectful and healthy workplaces for women can be achieved."

The round tables are an opportunity for the Minister to hold open dialogues with key stakeholders and seek their input on a number of issues faced by women in the workplace. Discussion topics include employment equity, workplace violence, harassment, discrimination, recruitment and retention.

The visits highlight the Government of Canada's commitment to improving fairness for women in the workforce as part of its ongoing efforts to create productive work environments and a stronger economy.

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

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Contact Information

  • Ashley Kelahear
    Media Relations
    Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646

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