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NATIONAL FRAMEWORK ON CANCERS LINKED TO FIREFIGHTING ACT – RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT FRAMEWORK ON CANCERS LINKED TO FIREFIGHTING ACT – RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT<div class="ExternalClass7E6858671C2040C5BD4AB545184CFDA2"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">​</span><span style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">T</span><span style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">he Government of Canada </span><a href="" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">announced</span></a><span style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> that Bill C-224 – </span><em style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">An Act to establish a national framework for the prevention and treatment of cancers linked to firefighting </em><span style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">(</span><a href="" style="text-align:justify;"><em style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">Act</em></a><span style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">) received Royal Assent on June 22, 2023. The </span><em style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">Act</em><span style="text-align:justify;font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> provides for the development of a national framework for the purpose of raising awareness of cancers linked to firefighting with the goal of improving access for firefighters to cancer prevention and treatment.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">Starting in 2024, the <em>Act</em> has also designated the month of January, in each year, as "Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month". <br></span></p><p><br></p></div>,,
New Return-to-Work Requirements under the Workers Compensation Amendment Act Return-to-Work Requirements under the Workers Compensation Amendment Act <div class="ExternalClassC698441789C841758E4F69B92F119D8C"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">On June 9, 2023, the B.C. Government announced that effective January 1, 2024, Sections 4, 7 & 13 of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act (No.2) 2022 (Act), which creates new accommodation duties for employers of workers injured on the job, will come into effect.</span><br></p></div>,,
Update on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation<div class="ExternalClass2A42B2CF80FA4FC6A95651D934C1F2D1"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">On May 11, 2023,</span><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) were introduced by the Province through the Miscellaneous Statute Amendment Act (No. 2), 2023. As a result of these amendments, the statutory holiday entitlement for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is exempted from the "meets or exceed" test.</span><br></p></div>,,

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