The proposal to change the definition of the word danger in the Canada Labour Code could dramatically change the right to refuse. How exactly would it be changed? 

See what the government plans to strike out: 

Danger means any existing or potential hazard, or condition or any current or future activity that could reasonably be expected to cause injury or illness to be an imminent or serious threat to the life or health of a person exposed to it before the hazard or condition can be corrected, or the activity altered. whether or not the injury or illness occurs immediately after the exposure to the hazard, condition or activity, and includes any exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to result in a chronic illness, in disease or in damage to the reproductive system.

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