Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

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Minister Hajdu answer question about keeping workplaces safe for all Canadians

Mme Julie Dzerowicz (Davenport, Lib.): Monsieur le Président, nous savons que le harcèlement et la violence sexuelle sont tout simplement inacceptables. Comme nous l’avons vu dans le rapport publié la semaine dernière, de nombreuses personnes sont victimes de harcèlement ou de violences sexuelles au travail.

Canadians deserve to feel safe at work. Could the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour please update the House on actions taken by our government to make workplaces safer for all Canadians?

L’hon. Patty Hajdu (ministre de l’Emploi, du Développement de la main-d’œuvre et du Travail, Lib.): Monsieur le Président, nous savons que le harcèlement et la violence sexuelle sont tout simplement inacceptables.

This week, our government took the very first step toward making our workplaces and federally regulated industries and Parliament Hill free from harassment and sexual violence. No government, however, can eradicate harassment and sexual violence alone. We live in a culture, especially here, where power imbalances and gender norms create tolerance for these unacceptable behaviours. I look forward to working with everyone here and throughout the federally regulated sectors to ensure that all Canadians are safe at work.