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Workplace diversity, health and safety promoted at skilled trades conference

Ottawa - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, spoke to participants at the Canada 2020 Conference on Skilled Trades in the Energy Sector in Ottawa Feb. 28, 2013, about the value of workplace diversity and occupational...


Ottawa – The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, spoke to participants at the Canada 2020 Conference on Skilled Trades in the Energy Sector in Ottawa Feb. 28, 2013, about the value of workplace diversity and occupational health and safety.

“Workplaces across the country should provide all individuals with the opportunity to achieve their full potential and contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity,” said Minister Raitt. “Everyone — employers, employees and governments — has a role to play when it comes to promoting inclusive, safe and healthy workplaces.”

Canada 2020’s Skilled Trades in the Energy Sector conference provided an opportunity for industry executives, government representatives, labour unions, and educational institutions to discuss solutions to the skills and labour shortages facing Canada’s energy sector.