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April 20, 2020

The OFL mourns with the families, friends, coworkers and communities of the people murdered in Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2020.

“On behalf of the entire labour movement in Ontario, I send heartfelt condolences to the families who lost loved ones, and all who knew each of the people who died in this terrible attack. Every one of the victims played an important role in their community of family, friends, and coworkers. The labour movement grieves with the people of Nova Scotia, and stands in solidarity with them in their loss,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Patty Coates. 

Some of the victims were union members and every person who was lost to this attack held a valuable role in their community. 

“This violence should not be experienced by any community,” said Ontario Federation of Labour Secretary-Treasurer Ahmad Gaied. “We must reach out in support and mourn together with everyone affected.”

“The Labour movement stands together with you in this difficult time,” said Ontario Federation of Labour Executive Vice-President Janice Folk-Dawson. “The labour movement is with you as you navigate the days after this unimaginable loss.”

The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.


For more information, please contact:

Meagan Perry
Communications Director
Ontario Federation of Labour | 416-894-3456

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