Labour Day parade and activities in Bathurst

Labour Day is being celebrated Monday in the Chaleur region, and throughout Canada.

This year, the president of the Bathurst and District Labour Council says unions are launching a campaign calling for prescription drug coverage for all Canadians.

John Gagnon says unions have fought hard to win health insurance coverage for members, and that no one should be forced to choose between paying for groceries and paying for the medication they need.

In Bathurst, the annual Labour Day parade and activities will take place at Coronation Park starting at 1 p.m.