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e-3496 (Holidays and observances)

Initiated by Lisa Wilcox from Victoria, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc confirmed that, on Thursday May 27, 2021, the remains of 215 lost loved ones, children, had been found on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School;
  • Survivors of residential schools, their families, and their communities, carry the history and legacy of residential schools, and mourn for the lost children;
  • When we mourn together, we heal together; and
  • Reconciliation is rooted in a collective recognition of truths, and the responsibility we all bear to never erase the voices of the voiceless.
We, the undersigned, survivors of residential schools, Indigenous, Inuit and Métis families, and the People of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Call for a National Day of Mourning so that all Canadians take the time to reflect and extend a hand of support, understanding, and love to all those in need; and
2. Work with other levels of government to enact the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, beginning with a National Day of Mourning with support for communities, to raise awareness, healing, and understanding for all Canadians.
Open for signature
June 9, 2021, at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 9, 2021, at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Arif Virani
Parkdale—High Park
Liberal Caucus
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