Workers Mourning Day Act (S.C. 1991, c. 15)

Act current to 2016-05-12

Workers Mourning Day Act

S.C. 1991, c. 15

Assented to 1991-02-01

An Act respecting a Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace

WHEREAS it is desirable that Canadians should designate a day of mourning to remember workers killed, disabled or 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 health and safety in the workplace;

NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

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 This Act may be cited as the Workers Mourning Day Act.

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  •  (1) Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 28th day of April shall be known under the name of "Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace".

  • Marginal note:Not a legal holiday

    (2) For greater certainty, the Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace is not a legal holiday or a non-juridical day and shall not be required to be kept or observed as such.

 
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