Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

March 03, 2012 20:00 ET

Minister Raitt Speaks at Law Conference

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2012) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, today spoke to attendees of the University of Western Ontario's seventh Heenan Blaikie University Conference on Labour Law dinner. Minister Raitt discussed current labour relations challenges and initiatives.

"The Government remains focused on stimulating the Canadian economy by creating and maintaining jobs," said Minister Raitt. "In this economically fragile period, strong labour relations practices are of the utmost importance."

The Heenan Blaikie University Conference on Labour Law is the pre-eminent labour law conference in Canada. The Conference sessions focused on Canada-United States relations including labour relations models, the impact of international labour law and public sector collective bargaining.

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

  • Alyson Queen
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646

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