The government’s anti-harassment legislation, Bill C-65, aims to prevent and address sexual harassment and violence in federally regulated workplaces, which forms about eight per cent of the national workforce. The bill was tabled in November 2017 by Employment and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu (Thunder Bay-Superior North, Ont.) and meant to replace the patchwork of laws currently addressing the issue. On the same day it entered second reading on Jan. 29, MPs agreed with a motion tabled by NDP House Leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier-Maskinongé, Que.) to fast-track the bill to the House Human Resources Committee for study. After a stunning few days of allegations made against several current and former MPs, all parties have declared supported the legislation.
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