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McKillop and Nokomis Consider recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day

Gladys Wasylenchuk, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, said, “In Saskatchewan, September 30th has been, and will continue to be an important day for reflection, recognition and an opportunity for all citizens to learn more about the dark history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was announced by the Government of Canada as a new public holiday for federally regulated workplaces and for those with collective agreements that include language that all nationally or provincially proclaimed holidays shall be observed.

We are aware that several employers have chosen to observe the day with either reduced services or being closed on September 30th. A legislative change would be required to The Saskatchewan Employment Act to make it a public holiday for workers in provincially regulated workplaces. Decisions have not been made on any future statutory holidays for the province.”
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