Last week The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin asked a few questions about Workplace Safety during question period at the Manitoba Legislature. She started by extending condolences to the family of Todd Maytwayashing who passed away at a Manitoba Hydro site in Gilliam last month and she asked if the increase to safety measures for all workers will be resolved.
Blaine Pederson, The Minister of Growth Enterprise and Trade responded by saying that the death of any worker at any worksite is one we never want to see, and that there is an investigation into this accident and SAFE Manitoba continues to train with all our employers across the country and across the province and all employees to make sure that all workplaces are safe and sound.
Lathlin then said that a bill was introduced to dissolve the advisory council on workplace health and safety and announced more cuts in their budget. She asked if funding would be restored so that workers would be safe and Pederson responded by saying that the five year review of the workplace safety and health continues and the report is in the department.