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Canada Votes June 21 Public Holiday Extension
 
(Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

Source: The Government of Yukon (Whitehorse)

The Community Services Minister of Canada's Yukon Territory, John Streicker, has announced that the territorial government had made good on its promise to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples".

Last autumn (11-Dec-2015), the Legislative Assembly of Canada's Yukon Territory unanimously voted to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples, and support efforts at reconciliation and understanding between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people", though Yukon MLAs amended the bill to allow for popular consultation, before it became law.

Yukon thus joins Canada's Northwest Territories, which have observed National Aboriginal Day as a statutory non-working public holiday, for the past 15 years (07-Nov-2001).

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