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Minister Raitt Promotes Healthy and Safe Work Environments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, spoke to attendees at the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Annual Scientific Meeting and Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA) Annual Meeting. Minister Raitt talked about the Government's commitment to healthier, safer workplaces.

"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. "Preventing hazards due to poor ergonomics creates safer workplaces, allowing for improved labour relations, better employee morale and greater productivity."

The CRA represents Canadian rheumatologists and promotes the pursuit of excellence in arthritis care, education and research. The AHPA is a group of health professionals who are dedicated to improving health care standards for people with rheumatic diseases through education and research.

The Labour Program develops, administers and enforces workplace legislation and regulations, such as the Canada Labour Code, which covers industrial relations, health, safety and employment standards for federally regulated workers and employers, and the Employment Equity Act.

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