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April 28th is the National Day of Mourning

April 27, 2017
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April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have fallen ill as a result of their work.


The Day of Mourning began more than 20 years ago when the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 as a day of remembrance for those who had died or been injured on the job. It was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and has spread to about 80 countries around the world.

There will be a ceremony in Ottawa at noon on April 28th in Vincent Massey Park (Entrance on Heron Road at Riverside Drive.) put on by the Ottawa & District Labour Council and Canadian Labour Congress.


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