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Mississauga Hosts Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony

Apr 24, 2003

MISSISSAUGA, ON - The City of Mississauga will be hosting the Day of Mourning ceremony to commemorate workers who have been injured or killed as a result of occupational accidents or illnesses. Day of Mourning provides the opportunity to "fight for the living as well as mourn for the dead."

Acting Mayor, Councillor George Carlson, Brampton-Mississauga and District Labour Council Vice-President Donna Robertson, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572 Vice-President, Bob McFarland and Ontario Region, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, (CEP) Administrative Vice-President, Joel Carr will take part in the official ceremony.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Executive Council declared April 28 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, April 28 provides concerned citizens, businesses, municipalities and social groups the opportunity to gather and mourn for workers who have lost their lives or continue to suffer from occupational injuries and disease.

The Day of Mourning Ceremony will be held in:
Council Chamber, Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
9 to 10 a.m.

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