Canadians recognize first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Last updated 10/1/2021 at 2:45pm
OTTAWA—On September 30, 2021 Canadians recognized the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honors the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Parliament passed bills to create this federal statutory holiday through legislative amendments. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Trut...