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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
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Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
September 30, 2021 asNational Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day)
WHEREAS; The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report on June 2, 2015, which included 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation; and
 
WHEREAS; The recent discoveries of remains and unmarked graves across Canada have led to increased calls for all levels of government to address the recommendations in the TRC’s Calls to Action; and
 
WHEREAS; All Canadians and all orders of government have a role to play in reconciliation; and
 
WHEREAS; Recommendation #80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process; and
 
WHEREAS; The Federal Government has announced September 30th, 2021, as the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day) and a statutory holiday; and
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim September 30th, 2021, as the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day)” and commit to sharing the stories of residential school survivors, their families, and communities.


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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