An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease registry)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

Sponsor

Tony Martin  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of June 10, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires employers to report information about all accidents, occupational diseases and other hazardous occurrences known to the employer

to the Minister of Labour. It also requires the Minister to maintain a registry containing all of that information and to make the information available to employees and potential employees for examination.

Elsewhere

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Canada Labour Code
Routine Proceedings

June 10th, 2008 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Tony Martin Sault Ste. Marie, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-561, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease registry).

Mr. Speaker, this enactment would require employers to report information about all accidents, occupational disease, and other hazardous occurrences known to the employer to the Minister of Labour. It would also require the minister to maintain a registry containing all of that information and to make the information available to employees and potential employees for examination.

This would be very important going forward for workers who have contracted a disease that started perhaps a few years ago. It would be important for workers looking at a workplace to know what might be there that they should be concerned about.

I am very happy that I am able to table this on behalf of, particularly, the steelworkers of Local 2251 in Sault Ste. Marie, along with my colleague, the member for Winnipeg Centre.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)