Labour says some accidents a crime

Adding charge of "corporate killing" to Criminal Code proposed
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Federal politicians are once again considering changes to the Criminal Code that could put business leaders in jail when employees are killed on the job.

Earlier this month, the House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights began hearings on proposed changes to the Criminal Code that would make corporations more accountable for the health and safety of workers. On the table will be the possibility of a new charge of “corporate killing.”