With C-65’s royal assent last week, for the first time in our history, Hill and constituency staff in parliamentary workplaces will have legislated protection from harassment and sexual violence.
Legislation won’t completely end harassing and violent behaviour in the workplace, but Bill C-65 is an essential step towards a much-needed cultural shift, writes Employment Minister Patty Hajdu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Harassment and violence have no place at work or anywhere else.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'