Call to Action # 80: Actions and Commitments

Provinces/Territories support the National Day


September 16, 2016


Provinces honouring the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” as a statutory holiday

Province/
Territory
Indigenous PopulationParty in powerDateComment
B.C.270,585NDPAug. 3Our government is calling on all of us who deliver services to the public to use this opportunity to consider what each of us can do as individuals to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to recommit to understanding the truth of our shared history, to accept and learn from it and in doing so, help to create a better, more inclusive British Columbia.”
Manitoba223,310Conservative“We can all listen, learn and support the healing needed to address the intergenerational trauma caused by the residential school system. ”Indigenous Reconciliation Minister Alan Lagimodiere
Nova Scotia51,495ConservativeSept. 3“We are taking this step to recognize the importance of honouring First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors and their families and communities,” said Premier Tim Houston.
PEI2,740ConservativeSept. 9What a better place than the Birthplace of Confederation to, in partnership with Indigenous people, help move forward the path towards real and lasting reconciliation,” said Senator Brian Francis. 
NWT20,860ConsensusAug. 26Issued an order to mark September 30th a holiday for the territory’s public service, commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Nunavut30,550ConsensusSept. 16Sept. 30 to be recognized as a statutory holiday throughout Nunavut in 2022. Need to amend Nunavut’s Public Service Act, Legislation Act and Labour Standards Act
599,54036% of the Indigenous population in Canada

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