Funding a compensation system: A labour point of view

Jean Dussault, Quebec Federation of Labour, Montreal, Canada

Abstract

Overview: In 2009, when the province was revising its health and safety regime, the Quebec Federation of Labour (QFL) looked thoroughly, among other things, at the manner in which the Quebec system is financed. It rapidly came to the conclusion that experience rating was not fulfilling its purpose. As a result, the QFL elaborated a different financial system based on real prevention in the workplace.

Conclusion: Although the QFL’s proposal was not accepted in its entirety, most of its concepts were included in a project to modify Quebec’s health and safety legislation. However, the legislation was not adopted before the September 2012 election was called.

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