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Nunavut Mulls Public Holiday Extension

Source: The Government of Nunavut (Iqaluit)
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: June 16, 2020

The legislature of the Canadian territory of Nunavut has announced that, in its upcoming fall sitting, it would discuss Bill 29, an Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act, which received second reading on September 17, and which would make Nunavut Day, observed annually on July 9, a statutory public holiday in the territory, for everyone, not just for public service employees, as is currently the case.

Neighboring Northwest Territories, which had observed National Aboriginal Day as a statutory non-working public holiday, for over 15 years (2001-11-07), was recently joined by Canada's Yukon Territory, when its Community Services Minister, John Streicker, announced (2017-05-09) that the territorial government had made good on its promise (2015-12-11) to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples".

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