Government of Canada announces appointments to the Canada Industrial Relations Board

News Release

January 12, 2018                Ottawa, Ontario                Employment and Social Development Canada

Today the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the appointments of three vice-chairs, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process, and five members, following consultation with organizations representative of employees and employers, to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).

Quotes

“I am pleased with the appointments of Mr. Paul Love, and Ms. Lynne Poirier, and the reappointment of Ms. Louise Fecteau as vice-chairs of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, as well as the reappointments of four members and the appointment of one new member. Their individual and collective depth of knowledge, leadership skills and extensive experience in the field of labour relations will be an asset to the team of dedicated board members working hard to serve the interests of Canadians.”

– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Quick Facts

  • The CIRB is an independent, representational, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for the interpretation and administration of Part I (Industrial Relations) and certain provisions of Part II (Occupational Health and Safety) of the Canada Labour Code. The CIRB is also responsible for the interpretation and administration of Part II (Professional Relations) of the Status of the Artist Act.

  • The Board’s expertise and composition allow it to deal effectively with the complexities of labour relations issues to determine the underlying causes of disputes and to facilitate agreement among the parties.

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Matt Pascuzzo
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
matt.pascuzzo@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
819-654-4183

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Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
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