PICKERING, ON, April 25 /CNW/ - In recognition of the National Day of
Mourning, the City of Pickering will be hosting a public ceremony at City Hall
on Friday, April 27th in honour of those workers killed or injured in the
WHO: City of Pickering
WHAT: National Day of Mourning Ceremony
WHEN: April 27, 2007 - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: City Hall Pickering - One The Esplanade
"The City of Pickering is committed to protecting the occupational health
and safety of all its employees," said Mayor Dave Ryan. "This day provides us
with an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to preventing needless
occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths while also promoting worker well
being. I encourage all Pickering businesses and their employees to also
observe this day, as workplace safety must be an integral part of every
In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Executive Council declared
April 28 as Canada's Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.
Recognized by the provincial and federal governments and in more than 70
countries worldwide, the Day of Mourning provides the opportunity to gather
and mourn for workers who have lost their lives in the workplace or continue
to suffer from occupational injuries and disease.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Mark Guinto, Executive Assistant
to the Mayor, City of Pickering, (905) 420-4660 ext. 2013, (416) 409-0559