A private member’s bill by Liberal MP Raymonde Folco sought to prohibit private sector employers subject to federal acts and regulations from setting mandatory retirement ages. On November 15, it was announced that Bill C-481 would move on to second reading in the House of Commons.
“With a rapidly aging population and an increasing shortage of skills within our work force, offering [a] choice to skilled workers allows for a smoother workplace transition for new employees,” notes a statement on Folco’s website.
Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson for Air Canada, reports that the airline will “continue to comply with the law and regulations that govern our industry.”
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