Alberta tackles health and safety, Quebec protects low-wage workers

By Marcia McDougall
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2002

Health and safety, workers’ compensation and changes to minimum wages are the common themes across Canada in the most recent legislative changes.

Alberta

Proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act would streamline the process for updating workplace health and safety rules, allow for the publication of the names of employers with the best and worst safety performances, increase maximum fines and penalties for non-compliance, and introduce alternative penalties and sentencing for prosecutions.