ESDC to ‘promote,’ ‘enforce’ labour rights in other countries, under CPTPP trade deal
By Peter MazereeuwApr. 15, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada has had part of its budget re-directed towards ensuring Canada's CPTPP trading partners live up to their commitments around labour.
Employment and Social Development Minister Patty Hajdu will oversee her department's work monitoring labour standards in Vietnam and other CPTPP countries. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Liberal government has assigned its human resources department to begin to monitor and “enforce” labour standards in other countries, under the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
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