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The City of Saint John observes 2020 Day of Mourning


On Tuesday, April 28, flags at City facilities, including City Hall, will be lowered to half-mast in recognition of the National Day of Mourning. 

Held annually, the National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have died, been injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. The day also honours the many families and friends who have been affected by these tragedies. April 28 is a day for our City and the community to reinforce our commitment to uphold healthy and safe workplaces for everyone. The National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after it was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. 

The City of Saint John, the Saint John Fire Department and the Saint John Police Force join with WorkSafeNB and the New Brunswick Federation of Labour in honouring all those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries in workplace accidents, and in demonstrating support for their families, friends, and coworkers.

Accordingly, in this time of physical separation, we encourage employees and citizens to observe a Moment of Silence and to join the New Brunswick Federation of Labour for a virtual Day of Mourning ceremony via their Facebook live event on April 28 at noon by visiting here.

For more information, visit the WorkSafeNB website


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