Hugh: Certain Canadian Workplaces Will Soon be Required to Provide Menstrual Products for Free
Written by Hugh Campbell on May 15, 2023
Do you work in a federally-regulated industry? If you do, you’ll notice a change coming later this year. Last week, Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan announced updates to the Canada Labour Code that would require all federally-regulated workplaces to provide employees access to menstrual products. The rule will go into effect December 15th, allowing businesses time to prepare for the adjustment. “Tampons and pads are basic necessities. So we’re making sure they’re provided to workers at no cost, because it’ll make for healthier and safer workplaces,” says O’Regan. Does your workplace qualify? Federally regulated industries include air transportation, radio and television broadcasting, postal and courier services, banks, public service, and more. You can find a full list of every workplace that qualifies here.