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Mémoire à la Commission de l’économie et du travail de l’Assemblée nationale sur le projet de loi nº59 (2021)




Hannah Deegan and Marie-Eveline Touma


In October 2020, the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale introduced a new bill that would modify Quebec’s work, health and safety regime in order to end the discriminatory treatment of domestic workers, who have historically been excluded from the automatic protection extended to all other workers. However, the new bill incorporates an exclusion for domestic workers based on the number of hours worked. The ARHW submitted a brief arguing that the new exclusion perpetuates the discrimination and called for the government to extend to domestic workers the same type of protection offered to all other workers. Read more here.


Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work

Geographical focuses

United States, México, Quebec, Regional relevance, and National relevance