APRIL 28, 2023

WHEREAS, April 28th is a day set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives has been lost, those who have been injured or disabled on the job, or who suffer from occupational diseases; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay is committed to establishing and maintaining safe workplace conditions for our workers; and

WHEREAS, the National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and originally launched by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984. Together on this day we strive, along with employers and unions across Canada, to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries; and

WHEREAS, by recognizing the Day of Mourning, we acknowledge the continuing need to work collectively with our Unions and Associations to eliminate work place injury, illness and death in the workplace.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Ken Boshcoff, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2023 as National Day of Mourning in the City of Thunder Bay.