Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day Act

An Act to establish Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day

Sponsor

Robert-Falcon Ouellette  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 31, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment designates the second day of June, in each and every year, as “Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day”.

Elsewhere

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Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day ActRoutine Proceedings

October 31st, 2016 / 3:10 p.m.
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Liberal

Robert-Falcon Ouellette Liberal Winnipeg Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-318, An Act to establish Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to introduce an act to establish Indian residential school reconciliation and memorial day. I would like to thank Maeengan Linklater for helping to champion the bill's creation and member of Parliament Seamus O'Regan, the member of Parliament from Newfoundland, for seconding my bill.

My bill is designed to set aside June 2 to honour the survivors of the Indian residential school system and acknowledge Canada's colonial historical legacy of the Indian residential school system for what it is, an act of cultural genocide under the UN Convention of 1949.

I ask Parliament to support this legislation and work together, as a nation and a country, toward the revitalization of indigenous communities and to affirm the treaty relationship between Canadians and indigenous peoples.

Tapwe akwa khitwam.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)