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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
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Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
April 28, 2021 asNational Day of Mourning
WHEREAS; National Day of Mourning has been recognized since April 28th, 1991; and
 
WHEREAS;  On April 28th, we remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, and collectively renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths; and
 
WHEREAS; The Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) reported in 2019 there were 925 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada.  Among these deaths were 29 young workers aged 15-24.  There were 271,806 accepted claims for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease, including 33,615 from workers aged 15-24.  These numbers do not reflect unreported instances, so the total number of workers impacted is even greater; and
 
WHEREAS; Flags will fly at half-staff to honour this National Day of Mourning; and
 
WHEREAS; Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and organizations across our country are committed to keeping people and workplaces healthy and safe.
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2021 to be “National Day of Mourning” and encourage all to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace.


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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