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Nunavut Will Observe September 30 As Statutory Holiday From 2022

Source: The Government of Nunavut (Iqaluit)
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 27, 2022

Nunavut’s minister of human resources, David Akeeagok, has announced that the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be a statutory holiday in Nunavut until September 30, 2022.

Minister Akeeagok, speaking in the Nunavut legislature, announced that, due to insufficient time to amend existing legislations before September 30, 2021, only Government of Nunavut public servants would be given the day off this year.

The Northwest Territories Premier, Caroline Cochrane, recently announced that September 30, from this year onward, would be a public sector holiday, without promising that it would be extended to the private sector (2021-08-26).

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).

Recall that, since last year (2020-06-16), Nunavut Day has become a new annual statutory public holiday in Nunavut, meaning 2 extra annual public holidays added to the calendar of Nunavut public holidays, in short succession.

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