Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

April 28, 2010 14:26 ET

Government of Canada Marks National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured in the Workplace

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - Today, at a commemorative ceremony to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured in the workplace, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, said that the best way to honour those who have lost their lives on the job is by striving for safer and healthier workplaces through continued education, cooperation and action.

"Today, as we remember those workers who have died, let us make a commitment to workplace safety," said Minister Raitt. "Employers, unions and governments must continue to make Canadians aware of occupational hazards, inform them of their rights, and support them to always work safely."

On this day each year, the Canadian flag is flown at half-mast on Parliament Hill to pay tribute to the men and women who have been killed or injured on the job. Workers across the country observe this day in different ways, including lighting candles and observing moments of silence.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Raitt
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office