Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

April 06, 2009 15:30 ET

Minister Ambrose Highlights Workplace Health and Safety in Fort Erie and Niagara Falls to Help Workers and Businesses Succeed

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today visited Eurocopter in Fort Erie and Canadian Border Services Agency in Niagara Falls as part of a trip across Canada to promote the benefits of having safe and healthy workplaces.

"Finding ways to prevent injury and illness in the workplace is an integral part of keeping Canada's labour force strong, healthy and competitive," said Minister Ambrose. "The Government of Canada is determined to do whatever it takes to help workers and businesses succeed in today's economy."

During the visits, Minister Ambrose highlighted the importance of health and safety in Canadian workplaces. She shared with employers recent legislative changes to prevent workplace injuries and illness, including new violence prevention regulations and ergonomic provisions.

Minister Ambrose also took the opportunity to underline the Racism-Free Workplace Strategy, which aims to create racism-free workplaces by fostering respect, equality and diversity.

The Fort Erie and Niagara Falls visits are part of a six-city tour that bring Minister Ambrose to Moncton, Halifax, Toronto and Winnipeg to highlight the Government of Canada's commitment to improving occupational health and safety.

"Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, our Government is committed to ensuring that our country emerges from the current global economic turbulence, stronger than ever," said Minister Ambrose. "At the same time, we are also committed to ensuring that Canada's workplaces are safe, healthy and productive places for Canadians to work and for businesses to thrive."

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Ambrose
    Jonah Mozeson
    Human Resources and Skills Development
    Media Relations Office