In drafting the bill, legislators and legal experts have to bear gender and equity issues in mind.
Let me give you an example. I said that the unions should be involved. I think there should be a joint committee that is committed to confidentiality, but a specialized committee. By that I mean that people would choose to be part of that committee because they are interested in the protection of employees' mental health.
In Quebec, Dr. Rachel Cox provided the best examples. Joint committees resolved cases upstream, before a complaint was even filed. The members of those committees, in particular members from the union side, took preventative action as soon as they saw a problem, before a complaint was filed.
That kind of a committee becomes specialized in psychosocial risks. It is often made up of women, visible minorities, and aboriginal persons. It is made up of people who are interested in equity issues. It is these people, including the members from the management side, who decide to seek out training and specialization. These are not at all the same people as those who are interested in a furnace explosion.
To my mind, a joint committee is needed, along with protection for its members from firing, threats, and so forth. The members would be chosen specifically to listen to complaints more effectively.