Government of Canada announces appointments to the Canada Industrial Relations Board

News release

July 17, 2019                Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates able to best serve the interests of Canadians.

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the reappointments of Ginette Brazeau as Chairperson, Allison Smith and Annie G. Berthiaume as Vice-Chairpersons, as well as the new appointments of Roland Hackl, Sylvie M.D. Guilbert and Jennifer L. Webster as Vice-Chairpersons to the Canada Industrial Relations Board.

These appointments were made under the Government of Canada’s new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach supports open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity to support Ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio by providing them with information and referrals.

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“I wish to congratulate Ms. Brazeau, Ms. Smith and Ms. Berthiaume on their reappointments and Mr. Hackl, Ms. Guilbert and Ms. Webster on their appointments to the Canada Industrial Relations Board. Their individual and collective depth of knowledge and extensive experience 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 Canada Industrial Relations Board 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 Canada Industrial Relations Board 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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Véronique Simard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
veronique.simard@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
819-654-5611

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Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
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