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e-1289 (National day)

Initiated by David Haisell from Montreal, Quebec

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation;
  • This anniversary is built on significant freedoms under the law;
  • Canada has been a leader in the fight for human rights since the Act Against Slavery in 1793; and
  • We are in the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.
We, the undersigned, supporters of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to declare August 1st as Emancipation Day across Canada.
Government response tabled on April 16, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-131-05)
Open for signature
October 18, 2017, at 4:55 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 15, 2018, at 4:55 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York)
February 28, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02108)
Government response tabled
April 16, 2018
Photo - Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Beaches—East York
Liberal Caucus
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