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Canada Votes June 21 Public Holiday Extension

Source: The Government of Yukon (Whitehorse)
Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017


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 (2015-12-11), 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 (2001-11-07).


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