Monday, April 25, 2011

City Hall Flags at Half-Mast for National Day of Mourning

City Hall Flags will be flown at Half-Mast on April 28, 2011 for the National Day of Mourning commemorating workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace.

The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. The Day of Mourning has since spread to about 80 countries around the world and has been adopted by the AFL-CIO and the International Confederation of Free Trade.

In 2009, 939 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada - more than 2.57 deaths every day.

For more information, please visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Website.

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