Response to Ministerial Statement (26 April 2007)
From Hansard - 26 April 2007
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National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job
Mr. Hart: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to join with the Minister of Labour in honouring those men and women who have lost their lives in workplace deaths or as a result of workplace injuries or illnesses that have been contracted in the workplace.
There are some of our men and women who have died as a result of dealing with asbestos in the workplace and other toxins, Mr. Speaker. These are issues that we must deal with, that we must work hard to prevent so that the families of these men and women who are no longer here with us and future families do not have to incur these type of tragedies, Mr. Speaker.
So I think it’s incumbent upon all members in this Assembly that we work together to ensure that the men and women that work across this province can have confidence that everything is being done to make their workplace safe, Mr. Speaker. And so I would encourage all members to work to that goal, Mr. Speaker, so that we can prevent those type of deaths and injuries, Mr. Speaker, so that one day our list may be very short if not eliminated, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.
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