The biggest upheavals in the labour market since the Industrial Revolution are automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. According to some analysts, robotics could wipe out nearly 40% of jobs over the next few decades.
The statistics don’t lie. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the annual cost of mental illness nationally is $51 billion, with one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health issue in their lives.
In several sectors of the transportation industry, fatigue lowers productivity, creates risks to public safety, and undermines workers’ health. The next federal government will need to set reliable, evidence-based rules that are not dictated by business.