VICTORIA (April 28, 2019) – BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and Labour Critic John Martin released the following statement today for National Day of Mourning:
“Today, we honour and remember those who have been killed or injured in the workplace.
“We stand with the families and friends of the women and men who have lost their lives on the job. No words can lessen the impact of the death of a loved one, but we will continue working towards the goal of workplaces that are free of preventable deaths and injuries.
“Far too many British Columbians have lost their lives to workplace injuries or illnesses. Every employer and employee must foster and support an environment where safety is the top priority.
“We must do better to guarantee that the safety of workers is protected. As British Columbians, we have a responsibility to educate ourselves on safety procedures and commit to accident prevention in our workplaces.
“Together, we can build a culture of safety that ensures our loved ones come home safe from work at the end of the day.”