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News Release: April 28, 2020

Region of Peel recognizes National Day of Mourning

Brampton, ON. (April 28, 2020) – Today marks National Day of Mourning, a day dedicated to acknowledging those who have lost their lives or suffered health consequences due to workplace hazards.

"Today we take a moment to recognize the dedication and for some, the ultimate sacrifice, made to ensure the needs of our communities are met. We recognize the hard work, dedication and risk that frontline workers provide daily. Without them we cannot deliver the essential services required to support our community,” said Regional Chair Nando Iannicca.

A moment of silence will be observed at 11:00am to remember those who are injured, workers who are ill from COVID-19, and those who lost their lives at work. Flags across the Region will remain lowered to half-mast to pay respect to those workers, their families and friends that have been affected by these workplace incidents, as well as the Nova Scotia tragedy.

Our municipal partners are also observing this day. Follow them to view their messages @BonnieCrombie, @Caledon_Mayor and @patrickbrownont.

Due to the pandemic, in-person events held by the cities of Brampton and Mississauga, Town of Caledon and the Peel Regional Labour Council will not be taking place. Please take the time to join in on one of the virtually hosted events.

Media contacts

Denise McDonough
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 8438

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.