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Canada's Shameful Secret

Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has yet to ratify all eight of the international standards recognized as being fundamental to the rights of human beings at work.  These are the eight fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and are recognized as being fundamental to the rights of human beings at work which have been ratified by the overwhelming majority of ILO member States.  Unfortunately, Canada has yet to ratify those Conventions governing forced labour, the minimum age for working and the right to collective bargaining.

This backgrounder provides detail on those three Conventions and on Canada’s feeble excuses for not having yet ratified them.

Publication date: 
March, 2019
Publication Topic: 
Labour Rights