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National Day of Mourning

Today is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board since 1979 over 10 thousand 300 people died on the job. Over 230-thousand injuries were reported in 2013 alone. Day of Mourning events are happening across Ontario. The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, says that as an orthopedic surgeon, she has seen my share of job-related injuries and the effects they can have on the patients, their families and their overall life. Dr. Leitch called upon all Canadians to make a commitment to ensuring that all workers return home safely at the end of their work day. There were three events scheduled locally; one in Kingston and one in Renfrew which were held at noon and there is one in Pembroke set to go at 6:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Marine.

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