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"Work for the Living, Remember the Dead" 

Today is Canada's National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured at work.  Read CUPE Ontario's statement on the significance of this annual event on April 28.  

Where did this day of observance originate?  Right here in Canada.  The Canadian Union of Public Employees started Workers' Memorial Day in 1984. The next year the Canadian Labour Congress declared it a national day, which became law in 1990 with the Official Mourning Day's Act.  Why April 28?  This was the day Workers Compensation Act was passed in 1911.  

Today's Headlines:

Seeking Justice for Fallen Workers Toronto Star

Day of Mourning recognizes 7 work-related deaths in Windsor  CBC 

International Day of Mourning: Number of Workplace Deaths on the Rise in Canada  rabble.ca

National Day of Mourning: A call to keep workplace safety top of mind Canadian Occupational Safety

National Day Of Mourning: This Is How Many Canadians Die At Work The Huffington Post

Workplace deaths remembered at National Day of Mourning ceremony in High Park Inside Toronto

Joseph Maloney: We need to work harder to stop workplace deaths The Province

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