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Nova Scotia Adds Truth and Reconciliation Public Holiday from 2022

Source: Province of Nova Scotia (Halifax)
Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 3, 2022

Nova Scotia Premier, Tim Houston, has announced that, beginning in 2022, provincial government offices, public schools and regulated daycare will remain closed on September 30 to mark Truth And Reconciliation Day.

Bill C-5 which declares September 30, a new annual federal public holiday in Canada to be named National Truth and Reconciliation Day, introduced a year ago (2020-09-30), was added to the list of annual Canadian bank holidays, a few months ago (2021-06-19).

Since then, Nunavut has announced that it would observe this federal holiday at the provincial level (2021-09-16), but Ontario has announced that it would not (2021-09-08).

In Australia, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for its part, declared a "Reconciliation Day" public holiday, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum whose result led to amendments to the Australian constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and make them subject to Commonwealth law (2017-09-13, 2017-08-17, 2016-08-28 and 2016-06-08), though similar measures were either rejected (2017-01-27) or abandoned (2018-06-13) in the Australian states of Tasmania and New South Wales.

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