MP Monsef Derraji, of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) (Archive photo)
The situation is that more and more, there are reports coming out. Remember that there is a United Nations rapporteur who came to Quebec to decry the situation, said Mr. Derraji during an interview, referring to the words of the United Nations special rapporteur, Tomoya Obokata, who called on Canada to do more to implement measures to combat modern slavery by protecting workers' rights.
On Monday, we will submit a request for an initiative mandate to the Committee on the Economy and Labor, because we must not wait for other tragedies before acting.
A quote from Monsef Derraji, PLQ spokesperson on immigration, francization and integration
Mr. Derraji believes that there is currently fertile ground for precarious working conditions for workers, particularly foreign workers and those from immigrant backgrounds.
Most of the foreign workers I spoke with [this] summer are often poorly informed about their rights. They are poorly informed about the labor standards applicable in Quebec, which pushes them to undergo very significant pressure in the workplace, declared the MP, highlighting the repercussions of this situation on the physical and mental health of these workers. .
It should also be noted that the use of employment agencies, increasingly common in several sectors, greatly affects these workers, and, for us , we must go beyond a CNESST investigation, he added.
Mr. Derraji hopes that the Minister of Labor, Jean Boulet, will follow up on his requests.
Mr. Boulet had not responded to our interview request at the time of publishing these lines.