N.D.P. introduces legislation to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a provincial stat holiday – Pembina Valley

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Nov 28 2023

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The N.D.P. government introduced Bill 4 yesterday, the Employment Standards Code Amendment and Interpretation Amendment Act, that would establish September 30th as a provincial statutory holiday in Manitoba for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Premier Wab Kinew and Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino made the announcement late Monday afternoon.

““Manitobans from all walks of life are ready to embrace reconciliation—whether it’s participating in school events, wearing a WASAC jersey to a Jets game or talking to their kids about our history and the future we want,” said Kinew. “Legislating Sept. 30 as a general holiday creates space for all Manitobans to come together in observation, reflection and commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools.”

The proposed legislation directly responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action No. 80.

legislation was developed following significant consultations with Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors and stakeholders throughout the province.

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