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Minister Meets With Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, met with the Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs in Ottawa.

"As Canada's Labour Minister, I look to the Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs for insight into trends and emerging issues from a wide range of workplaces," said Minister Raitt. "Meeting with the Council is a great opportunity for constructive dialogue on labour matters that affect Canadian workers and workplaces."

Established in 2010, the Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs is composed of members from employer, union and academic backgrounds.

The Council serves as a forum for discussion and an opportunity for the Minister to receive advice on workplace and labour issues of federal, national or international significance. Some of the key topics discussed by the Council include industrial relations, labour standards, workplace mental health, occupational health and safety, international labour affairs and workplace diversity.

The Council members are:


--  Mr. Steve Bedard 
--  Mrs. Louise Bradley 
--  Mr. Brian Burkett 
--  Mr. Normand Cote 
--  Mr. Richard Dixon 
--  Mr. Len Hong 
--  Mr. Paul Landry 
--  Mr. Dave Ritchie
--  Mrs. Linda Silas 
--  Mr. Andrew Sims 
--  Mr. Gilles Trudeau 
--  Mr. Hussan Yussuff

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Ashley Kelahear
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Office of Minister Raitt
819-953-5646

Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559

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