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Que., Ont. seek to mend labour mobility row • NWT creates Human Rights Commission • HRPAO launching Toronto chapter • Older worker employment jumps • Few gains for pensions • Nova Scotia sets safety fines • Half of resumes coming by e-mail • $4-million to help with foreign credentials • Construction deaths prompt task force
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

Que., Ont. seek to mend labour mobility row

Quebec City

— The election of new governments in Ontario and Quebec may be thawing a long-standing labour mobility dispute between the neighbouring provinces. The ministers of labour are entering negotiations to dismantle inter-provincial trade barriers. Quebec regulations bar construction workers who do not possess provincial credentials from worksites. In retaliation, Ontario passed a 1999 law restricting the ability of Quebec construction workers to work on the Ontario side of the border. Construction workers have been at odds over the right to work, particularly in the Ottawa area.

NWT creates Human Rights Commission

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