Statement by Premier King on National Day of Mourning
Premier Dennis King has issued the following statement recognizing the National Day of Mourning:
“During the National Day of Mourning we take the time to pay our respects and remember all Islanders and Canadians who have lost their lives, have been injured or have become ill as a result of a workplace accident. We also honour the many families and loved ones who have been affected by these tragic events.
As a government, we place the health and safety of Islanders as paramount, and we are committed to doing our part to help prevent work-related injuries and tragedies from happening. Today, we also acknowledge the efforts of our essential workers who are leaving the safety of their homes every day to care for Islanders and provide important services as we continue to carefully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Islanders, we have a shared responsibility to maintain safe workplaces and to take the steps we can to protect ourselves and those we work with. Together, we can make Island workplaces safe so that no one has to endure this type of loss or injury.”
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier