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Ontario Will Not Observe Statutory Holiday On September 30

Source: The Government of the Province of Ontario (Toronto)
Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 3, 2022

The Government of Canada's Province of Ontario has announced that it will not make the new federal public sector holiday of September 30, National Truth and Reconciliation Day, a provincial statutory holiday.

The announcement was made on CTV News Toronto by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs; "National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is not a provincial public holiday this year".

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).

The Province of Ontario now observes 9 public holidays, after adding Family Day as a public holiday on the third Monday of February, more than a decade ago (2007-10-11, 2007-09-14 and 2007-09-04).

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