Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

April 17, 2012 21:00 ET

Minister Raitt Addresses Kamloops Business and Trade Leaders

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2012) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, today addressed the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce through a keynote address on the economy and current labour initiatives. Minister Raitt was also accompanied by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

"The entrepreneurial sector is a key player in driving forward Canada's economy," said Minister Raitt. "Economic Action Plan 2012 brings additional support to businesses, promotes job creation and supports Canadians with relief measures when they need them the most."

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce endeavors to foster good working relationships with all business organizations within Kamloops. It encourages collaborative work to build a stronger, unified city that encourages business growth and a better lifestyle for all its citizens.

The Labour Program develops, administers and enforces workplace legislation and regulations, such as the Canada Labour Code. These laws cover industrial relations, health and safety, as well as employment standards, and apply to 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