Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, issued the following statement on the 25th National Day of Mourning:
Today, April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day to remember and honour those workers who have lost their lives or been injured on the job.
Close to 1,000 Canadians lose their lives at work each year. Over 200 of those workplace fatalities occur here in Ontario. Many more are injured on the job.
We need to do more to ensure our workplaces are safe. We have a responsibility to enact and enforce legislation to make our workplaces safe. All of us want our loved ones to get home safely from their job.
On behalf of the GPO, I want to share our thoughts and prayers with those workers and their loved ones who have lost their lives or have been injured at work.
We stand with you in mourning for the dead and in speaking out for the safety of the living.