A few prominent cities, like Victoria and Fredericton – the capitals of British Columbia and New Brunswick, respectively – canceled their Canada Day festivities. “How could we have a celebration when our neighbors – on whose homelands [Victoria] was built – were suffering?” Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said.
Which cities Cancelled Canada Day celebrations?
Those discoveries led to #cancelcanadaday trending on social media, and prompted a number of Canadian municipalities to cancel Canada Day events, including Victoria, Penticton, B.C. and La Ronge, Sask.
How many cities have Cancelled Canada Day?
At least 50 municipalities across the country have cancelled their Canada Day celebrations this year, according to Indigenous activist group Idle No More. There are also plans for peaceful protests in 15 communities to honour the lives lost to the Canadian state, including migrant lives.
Is Canada Day being Cancelled?
Canada Day has not been cancelled, nor has there been any serious public discussion about doing so. While the hashtag #CancelCanadaDay has trended a few times on Twitter, the national holiday does not seem to be in imminent danger of being called off.
Did Victoria BC cancel Canada Day?
Victoria also cancelled celebrations
The move comes a little over a week after Victoria’s city council voted on June 10 to unanimously cancel its Canada Day events.
Is Canada Day canceled in Vancouver?
Last year, because of COVID-19, the annual parade was cancelled. It’s not happening in 2021 either.
Why Canada Day should not be Cancelled?
Canada Day should not be cancelled because the holiday gives people an opportunity to unite, says Ross. “The term reconciliation means to bring two parties back together and if you cancel these public events, there’s no opportunity to get the citizens back together.
Is Canada Day a long weekend in 2021?
A new federal statutory holiday for 2021 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to be observed on September 30 by all federally regulated employees. Canada Day will be on Thursday so this year you can simply take one day off to make it a four day long weekend!
Is Canada Day Cancelled in Edmonton?
No Canada Day events will be at Edmonton City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square or the Alberta Legislature this year and the Mill Woods Canada Day event and fireworks have been postponed for 2021.
How many unmarked graves have been found?
Bodies, graves, and potential sites have been identified across Canada, mainly using ground-penetrating radar. To date, the sites of unmarked graves are estimated to hold the remains of more than 1,800 previously unaccounted individuals, mostly children.
Which province Cancelled Canada Day?
New Brunswick communities cancel Canada Day celebrations to ‘step back and reflect’ While a number of municipalities in British Columbia and Western Canada have opted to put a pause on celebrations, Cap-Pelé, N.B., was one of the first in the Maritimes.