Media Release - Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Seeks Input on Proposed Legislative Changes

October 19 / 2016

Media Release - Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Seeks Input on Proposed Legislative Changes

Yellowknife, NT (October 19, 2016) – Today the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the beginning of stakeholder consultations on proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Acts (WCAs) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The proposed changes to the Acts will make the provisions of the Acts easier to understand and apply.

In the weeks ahead, the WSCC will seek stakeholder engagement and consultation to obtain feedback on the proposed changes to the WCAs, including public meetings in Iqaluit and Yellowknife on:

Iqaluit:         Wednesday, November 9, 7-9 pm
Hotel Arctic, Caribou Room

Yellowknife: Thursday, November 17, 7-9 pm
Yellowknife Public Library   
Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Centre Square Mall

We encourage interested parties who cannot attend one of the public meetings to review the questionnaire and background information available on our website, and to submit their responses by Friday, December 9.

The WCAs are living legal instruments, and like other forms of legislation require changes to:

  • bring them up to date;
  • provide clarity to the legal language in the legislation; and
  • efficiently provide programs and services to employers and workers.

“The WCAs are a major governing instrument for the WSCC, and we want to ensure they provide the most up-to-date framework to best support Northern employers and  the care of injured workers,” says Dave Grundy, WSCC President and CEO.

 

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Sarah McLeod
Acting Manager, Communications
T: (867) 920-3823
TF: (800) 661-0792 ext. 3823