Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):
Yesterday the hon. member for York South (Mr. Noseworthy) asked me the following questions:
Are the employees of the national employment service in Ontario protected by the Ontario Fair Employment Practices Act, as are other employees in that province? If not, will the minister explain why not?
The answer to the first question is no. The answer to the second question is that the employees of the national employment service are federal civil servants employed through the Civil Service Commission of Canada in the manner provided by law. Provincial legislation of this nature is not applicable to them.
Subtopic: NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE-QUESTION AS TO PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES UNDER FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ACT