Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull, Executive Director of the Alberta Workers Health Centre reminded Convention 2017 delegates about the importance of the Day of Mourning.
You can watch the whole speech here.
"Today is the Day of Mourning, and today here, it is indeed our time. It is our time to do what labour does best. We band together in solidarity, with our sisters and our brothers. We demonstrate our shared commitment to the memory of working people who have suffered workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. We demonstrate our shared commitment to continue in our struggle for safer and healthier workplaces, and justice for injured workers. Let us use our numbers, to put a human face on those who are no longer with us, and to fight like hell for the living.”