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OHRC letter to Minister Flynn about the Ministry of Labour changing workplace review

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September 18, 2015


Hon. Kevin D. Flynn
Minister of Labour
14th Flr
400 University Ave
Toronto ON M7A1T7

Dear Minister,

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is pleased to make this submission to the Ministry of Labour’s Changing Workplaces Review.

The Ministry’s consultation guide appropriately recognizes achieving “equity” for historically under-represented groups including women, workers from racialized groups, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities, as an important objective for the Review. The OHRC agrees. Achieving equal opportunity and benefit in a changing economy starts with understanding the nature of the disadvantage and discrimination that these groups face as well as applying a human rights lens to employment standards and labour relations legislation, policies and practices.

I hope the information in our submission is helpful.



Ruth Goba
Interim Chief Commissioner
Ontario Human Rights Commissioner

Copy:  Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, Attorney General of Ontario