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Day of Mourning: The Edmundston Monument

Day of Mourning Monument, Edmundston

DAY OF MOURNING MONUMENT, EDMUNDSTON: “Day of Mourning, April 28. In recognition of Canadian workers who were killed, injured or disabled on the job. Edmundston and District Labour Council.”

Every year since 1995 there has been a small ceremony on 28 April in the park Place Hôtel de Ville in Edmundston, the “big little” city in northwest New Brunswick where thousands of workers have contributed to the success of the pulp mill and the surrounding woods and other enterprises. There are a few words from the mayor and from a representative of the Edmundston and District Labour Council. Then there is personal statement by a survivor of a workplace accident or by a close relative of a person killed on the job. Finally, there is a minute of silence and flowers are placed at the foot of the monument.

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