I think the reason this was in there was to ensure there would be some sort of consistency in the route that people would take to resolve their issue, rather than having everything inundate the Canadian Human Rights Commission, for instance. I believe that's why it was there. In the new legislation, as I understand it, we're looking at something that's going to create a single route to deal with violence and harassment, so it again will provide a common route for everyone to use.
Evidence of meeting #85 for Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was workplace.
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