S.C. 1991, c. 15
An Act respecting a Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace [Assented
WHEREAS it is desirable that Canadians should designate a day of mourning to remember workers
injured in the workplace and workers afflicted with industrial disease;
AND WHEREAS Canadians seek earnestly to set an example of their commitment to the issue of
safety in the workplace;
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of
Canada, enacts as follows
1.This Act may be cited as the Workers Mourning Day Act.
Day of Mourning
2. (1) Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 28th day of April shall be known under
the name of
Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace".
(2) For greater certainty, the Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured
Workplace is not a legal holiday or a
non-juridical day and shall not be required to be kept or observed as such.