Ottawa proposes corporate killing law

Criminal Code amendments a long-awaited response to Westray disaster
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/07/2004

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xecutives and managers who show reckless disregard for the safety and well-being of workers may end up in jail if a bill currently before Parliament goes through.

Bill C-45, introduced last month, would allow for the criminal prosecution of employers whose actions or inaction result in death or injuries at the workplace.