Employment Equity Act
Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions of Minister
42 (1) The Minister is responsible for
(a) developing and conducting information programs to foster public understanding of this Act and to foster public recognition of the purpose of this Act;
(b) undertaking research related to the purpose of this Act;
(c) promoting, by any means that the Minister considers appropriate, the purpose of this Act;
(d) publishing and disseminating information, issuing guidelines and providing advice to private sector employers and employee representatives regarding the implementation of employment equity; and
(e) developing and conducting programs to recognize private sector employers for outstanding achievement in implementing employment equity.
Marginal note:Federal Contractors Program
(2) The Minister is responsible for the administration of the Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity and shall, in discharging that responsibility, ensure that the requirements of that Program with respect to the implementation of employment equity by contractors to whom the Program applies are equivalent to the requirements with respect to the implementation of employment equity by an employer under this Act.
Marginal note:Labour market information
(3) The Minister shall make available to employers any relevant labour market information that the Minister has respecting designated groups in the Canadian workforce in order to assist employers in fulfilling their obligations under this Act.
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