On May 9, 1992, an explosion at the Westray Mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia killed 26 miners working underground.

It was one of the deadliest mining disasters in Canadian history and led to new Criminal Code provisions – known as the Westray Law – that made it possible to prosecute corporate criminal negligence. 

But too many workplace fatalities are still never properly investigated and only a handful have resulted in criminal charges.

Mark the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster by adding your name to our petition asking the provinces and territories to work closely with the federal government on an urgent action plan that will help ensure enforcement of the Westray Law.

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