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Morneau Shepell submits recommendations on Bill 59

Morneau Shepell submits recommendations on Bill 59

January 13, 2021

Morneau Shepell has issued a report that contains an analysis and interprovincial comparison with respect to Bill 59, the Québec’s Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime.

The report provides a full analysis of the main components of Bill 59 compared to the main provisions of other Canadian workers’ compensation plans (Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba), particularly with respect to the following:

  • CNESST performance compared to the other workers’ compensation boards
  • Safety obligations
  • Return-to-work process
  • Compensation level
  • Occupational disease
  • Assignment of cost transfers
  • Plan financing
  • Other aspects
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