Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Brant for bringing up a very timely question.
Indeed, employers and employees all have to work together to ensure that they protect themselves particularly during this winter season. However, we are becoming more aware, because I am very pleased to report that the rate of disabling injuries in federally regulated workplaces dropped 33% between 2000 and 2010 and again is trending downward for 2011. These are positive results and everybody involved should be very well proud of them.
The Government of Canada is committed to preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace.