Mr. Speaker, on April 28, Canadians will mark our National Day of Mourning to honour all workers killed or injured at work.
This initiative was led by the Canadian Labour Congress and was officially recognized by our institutions with the passing of the Workers Mourning Day Act, which had been introduced by the former NDP member for Churchill, Rod Murphy.
This is an opportunity for us New Democrats, and for all members of this House, to show solidarity with victims, as well as their families, friends and colleagues. Every day, three working Canadians lose their lives on the job. This reminds us of the importance of creating safe and healthy workplaces.
More importantly, this reminds us of something that is crucial: we must never compromise when it comes to the health and safety of our workers—never.