Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

November 24, 2010 09:34 ET

Minister Raitt Establishes the Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2010) - Last evening, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, hosted the first meeting of the Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs, which has been established to serve as a forum for discussion and to provide advice to the Minister of Labour.

"The Government of Canada is committed to working with its partners, and seeking the advice of its stakeholders, in the development of sound policy," said Minister Raitt. "Through open and frank dialogue, the Advisory Council will provide me with advice on ways to address the needs of an evolving workforce within a rapidly changing economy." 

The mandate of the Advisory Council, which is comprised of key stakeholder representatives, is to serve as a forum for the study and exchange of views and experiences on workplace and labour issues of federal, national and international importance. The Council may be asked to provide advice on areas such as industrial relations; labour standards; occupational health and safety; international labour affairs; and workplace diversity.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Raitt
    Michael Beaton
    819-953-5646
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559