POLITICS

Nova Scotia rejects call for royal commission into Workers' Compensation

11/13/2012 05:30 EST | Updated 01/13/2013 05:12 EST
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's labour minister is rejecting a call from a group of injured workers for a royal commission into the province's Workers' Compensation system.

Marilyn More says a commission would be costly and complex.

About 100 workers from the Pictou County Injured Workers Association protested in front of the legislature today to push for changes to the system.

Association president Mary Lloyd says many injured workers are suffering financially because the system is "broken."

Lloyd says it takes too long for workers to get benefits, and when they do, they aren't enough to cover expenses.

But More says the Workers' Compensation Board has plenty of oversight of the system and if improvements can be made, they will be.