Elizabeth May Statement on National Day of Mourning

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement on National Day of Mourning.

“April 28 is a day to remember Canadians who were injured or killed on the job. I extend my condolences to families who have lost a loved one and to workers that continue to suffer from workplace injuries and illness.

“Workplace safety is a concern for all Canadians and their families. Over 1000 Canadians are killed at work each year and many more are injured. Although we have some of the strongest safety standards in the world, we must do more to support our workers – We must reverse the recent cuts to safety monitoring and require employers to comply with safety standards designed to prevent injuries and loss of life.

“The fact is that any workplace death or injury is preventable. Today, on Canada’s National Day of Mourning, let us act together to ensure that every Canadian can get home at the end of a working day, safe and sound.”