Ontario Government to Deliver Response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report

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Ontario Government to Deliver Response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report

May 29, 2016

Premier Kathleen Wynne will join residential school survivors, Opposition leaders and Indigenous leaders in the Ontario legislature to deliver the province’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. Premier delivers Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation
Additional speakers:

  • Patrick Brown, Leader of the Opposition
  • Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Third Party
  • Isadore Day, Ontario Regional Chief
  • Margaret Froh, President, Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • Sheila McMahon, President, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
  • Dawn Lavell-Harvard, President, Ontario Native Women’s Association
  • Andrew Wesley, Residential School Survivor

Location: Ontario Legislature Webcast: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/go2.jsp?Page=/webcast/webcast_main&locale=en&menuItem=dandp_webcast

Note: Media who are not members of the Legislative Press Gallery must apply for a temporary pass in the gallery on the 3rd floor.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY
Residential School Survivors and Indigenous leaders will be available for interviews. Time: 10:30
Location: 2nd Floor of main Legislative Assembly

In addition, several important events will be held to honour and celebrate this historic day.

Time: 5:30 a.m.
Sunrise Ceremony to mark and welcome the beginning of a new day.
Location: Queen’s Park North, north side of Wellesley Street across from the Legislative building.
Led by Elders Shelley Charles and Jim Dumont
(There will be a brief restriction on video and photography but most of the ceremony is available for open coverage).

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Blanket Ceremony
An interactive workshop open to the public that teaches participants the history of the relationship between European settlers and Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Location: Queen’s Park North, north side of Wellesley Street across from the Legislative building.

CONTACTS

Polina Osmerkina
Minister’s Office
416-314-2529

Flavia Mussio
Communications
416-314-9455

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
http://www.ontario.ca/aboriginal

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