New Legislation Introduced to Establish National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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The Government of Canada introduced a bill to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

This new national day aims to honour residential school survivors, their families and communities, ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. This is an important step forward in our path to reconciliation.

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This important announcement builds on the Budget 2019 announcement to provide $7 million over two years for communities across the country to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools. In 2019–2020, the Government of Canada invested in six large national projects to educate and raise awareness about this dark chapter of Canadian history.

Word of the Day:

Commemorate: to recall and show respect for

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