Media Advisory: Day of Mourning

April 21, 2017

For immediate release                                                April 20, 2017

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress will host a news conference on Monday, April 24th to talk about the National Day of Mourning and this year’s focus on enforcing the Westray Law.

What:   News conference

When:  10:30 a.m., Monday, April 24th

Where:   National Press Theatre


  • Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Ken Neumann, National Director for Canada, United Steelworkers 
  • Allen Martin, brother of Glenn David Martin, one of 26 miners killed in the May 9, 1992 Westray Mine disaster
  • Christian Bruneau and Katia St. Jacques, father and common-law spouse of Olivier Bruneau, who was killed on the job on March 23, 2016

For more information, please contact: Chantal St-Denis, CLC Communications,