Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

May 9, 1992

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A methane explosion in the Westray coal mine near Plymouth, Nova Scotia, kills all 26 miners working there at the time.  In 2003, the Criminal Code of Canada was amended with the passage of Bill C-45 — “The Westray Bill” — to hold corporations, directors, and executives accountable for their criminally negligent acts in the workplace.

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