Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

September 24, 2010 23:00 ET

Minister Raitt Underscores Economic Importance of Canada's Workforce

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, delivered remarks to members of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) during its seventh Annual Conference. Minister Raitt highlighted how effective labour legislation and programs play a vital role in building a strong economy and a fair society.

"By working with partners like the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, the Government of Canada helps make Canadian workplaces safer, more innovative and more productive, which contributes to the country's economic success," said Minister Raitt. "It is no secret that Canada's workplaces are part of our winning formula during the economic recovery."

CACE is an association of management-side labour and employment lawyers across Canada. It promotes excellence in the specialized field of labour and employment law, and engages in legislation and law reform activities at the provincial and federal level.

"The Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers is delighted to welcome Minister Raitt to our Annual General Meeting. It is important for Canada's elected officials to engage in outreach with organizations like CACE," said Mr. Peter McLellan, Chair of CACE. "Our members have much to contribute when it comes to promoting a fair and balanced labour relations regime that protects Canada's global competitiveness. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to exchange those views at our meeting."

The Labour Program develops, administers and enforces workplace legislation and regulations, including the Canada Labour Code, which covers industrial relations, occupational health and safety and employment standards, and the Employment Equity Act. These laws cover federally regulated workers and employers.

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Contact Information

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