Former cabinet minister addressing transformation of WSIB
The challenges of modernizing the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be just one aspect of an address today by the board's chair, and former Tory cabinet minister, Elizabeth Witmer.
Witmer is speaking today as part of the President's Series Luncheons hosted by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce at the Radisson Hotel.
Although the event is sold out, those interested in hearing what Witmer has to say can do so by watching her presentation live on NorthernLife.ca. Simply click the “Live Now” link at the top of the homepage, or click this link: http://new.livestream.com/sudburynorthernlife/events/1876341.
The event begins at noon.
Witmer will address the challenges of transforming the WSIB to “a modern, accountable and sustainable system that provides fairness to employers and workers and strengthens economic competitiveness for Ontario businesses,” the Chamber said in a news release.
Witmer was appointed the WSIB chair on May 17, 2012. Prior to the appointment, she served as deputy premier under Ernie Eves and was at various times during the Tory years of the mid-1990s and early 2000s minister of Health & Long-Term Care, Environment and Education. The former MPP for both Waterloo North and Kitchener-Waterloo, Witmer, as Labour minister, moved to overhaul the Workers' Compensation Board and rename it the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
The President’s Series Luncheons feature presentations from business, industry, government and institutional CEO’s on topical information of importance to the business community.
The next luncheon is scheduled for April 16 and features an update on Vale's Sudbury operations with Kelly Strong, vice-president of Vale's Ontario and UK operations.