Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Mourning, for workers killed and injured in the workplace:
“On this National Day of Mourning, Canadians will observe a moment of silence, to honour people who were killed or injured in the workplace.
“We share our grief with the family and friends of fallen workers, whose lives were forever changed, who experience this loss each and every day.
“This year, 158 people died of workplace injuries or illnesses in British Columbia. Many more were injured.
“Our government is dedicated to improving worker health and safety. Our government will provide better protections for workers, stronger compliance and enforcement, and fair and balanced treatment of workers and employers.
“To all those affected by injury or loss of life at work: we stand with you. We remember. We will act.”