On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), received Royal Assent.

Bill C-5 recognizes a new federal general holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, seeking to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors and their families and communities, and ensuring that public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be observed by the federal government and by federally regulated workplaces every year, starting on September 30, 2021.


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