National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day part of the legacy of former Saskatchewan MP – APTN News

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day part of the legacy of former Saskatchewan MP – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202291 Views

Sep 27, 2022

‘It was a very proud moment, it was a very incredible time. Georgina Jolibois reflects as National Day approaches.

Georgina Jolibois remembers how proud she felt when Sept. 30 was declared National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

It was her work as an NDP member of Parliament that ultimately led to the special day being set aside.

On October 16, 2017, Jolibois rose in the House of Commons to introduce a private members’ bill to set aside a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

“Mr. Speaker, in the spirit of reconciliation, it is an honour for me to introduce my bill that seeks to turn national Indigenous Peoples day into a statutory holiday,” Jolibois told the house. “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report stated, ‘Reconciliation is not an Aboriginal problem; it is a Canadian one. Virtually all aspects of Canadian society may need to be reconsidered.’

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