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

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.


Tony Martin  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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.


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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 26th, 2008 / 3:20 p.m.
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Tony Martin NDP Sault Ste. Marie, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-235, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease registry).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present this bill for the consideration of the House and I thank the member for Hamilton Mountain for seconding this important legislation. She would understand, as the labour critic for our caucus, that the steelworkers in Sault Ste. Marie at Local 2251 are in the midst of a very aggressive and active campaign to bring forward people who have been hurt or became sick and can trace that back to the workplace.

The registry would make it a lot easier for them to gather that information. It would make it a lot easier for workers across the country to gather the information they would need to go before insurance boards and other kinds of compensation boards to get recompense for their sickness or their injury. It would also give workers information that they sometimes would want in terms of industries and their record for occupational health and diseases concern. This is really important in the world we now live in where labour is so mobile.

I am happy today to table this and I hope that at some point the House will deem to pass it into law.

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