Pay Equity Task Force Recommendations Act

An Act to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force

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

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 15, 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 the Government of Canada to take the measures necessary to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force.

Elsewhere

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Pay Equity Task Force Recommendations ActRoutine Proceedings

February 15th, 2008 / 12:10 p.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen NDP London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-507, An Act to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force.

Mr. Speaker, the right to pay equity is protected by the Human Rights Act and charter, however, current complaints-based pay equity laws do not work. It takes years for these complaints to be addressed. Canada needs proactive pay equity legislation to ensure that all employees are receiving equal pay for work of equal value.

In 2004 the pay equity task force called current pay equity legislation woefully inadequate, recommended a new law, and provided a detailed guide for proactive pay equity. My bill would use this guide to make proactive pay equity the law.

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