Bill 59 to Reform the Occupational Health and Safety System in Quebec

Our health and safety is at stake.

Prevention saves lives and must apply to everyone.

On October 27, 2020, the Quebec government introduced Bill 59 to reform the occupational health and safety system.

While Minister Jean Boulet talks about modernization, it is clear that this bill will make the situation worse.

What we want is simple: to apply the law to everyone without distinction.  

This campaign, led by the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) – of which the PSAC is an affiliate – aims to raise awareness of the importance of OHS legislation and the issues and possible excesses of the government’s proposals in Bill 59.

To learn more about the campaign, visit the FTQ website (in French).

The United Steelworkers has published a one pager on Bill 59 in English.

You can also see the webinar organized by AFPC-Quebec on the subject. This webinar is specifically aimed at workers under federal jurisdiction.

Although the presentation is in French, you can use YouTube’s automatic translation subtitles to read a transcript in English.

See the video of this webinar presented on January 27th.