Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

January 25, 2010 12:00 ET

Canada's New Labour Minister Meets With Business and Union Leaders to Discuss Phase II of Canada's Economic Action Plan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's new Minister of Labour, spoke with key labour stakeholders to seek their views on important labour issues and take suggestions in preparation for Phase II of Canada's Economic Action Plan. Meetings took place with the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA), the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO), representing a large majority of Canada's federally regulated employees.

"These discussions have been fruitful and productive by focussing on the next steps of our economic recovery and the current issues in today's workforce," said Minister Raitt. "Hearing these views and suggestions first-hand will help us build a strong foundation for our economic future, ensuring jobs and prosperity for Canada."

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadian workplaces remain fair, safe, productive and cooperative environments that contribute to Canada's prosperity and the well-being of workers and their families. Canada's Economic Action Plan has taken extraordinary and unprecedented action to help Canadian workers weather the economic conditions. The Government has provided more Employment Insurance benefits, greater training opportunities and better supports for employees and employers.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Raitt
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office