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Day of Mourning

Sisters and Brothers, today is the Day of Mourning.

Please join us tonight at 7pm in the Atoka House at Cranberry Resort.

What is the Day of Mourning?

“In 1988, an NDP resolution, passed unanimously in the Ontario legislature, recognized April 28 as the Provincial Day of Mourning. In 1991, a Private Member’s Bill, sponsored by the NDP, proclaimed April 28 of each year as the National Day of Mourning. According to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), events commemorating the day of mourning are now held in nearly 100 countries. The Day of Mourning is now a global event.” - Wayne Samuelson, President of The Ontario Federation of Labour, in their Day of Mourning statement

“Over the last decade, the number of Canadians who die every year because of something that happened to them at work has been steadily growing. In 1998, the number stood at 809. In 2005, the number was 35.5% higher.” - Canadian Labour Congress


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