National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is intended to honour the survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system and educate Canadians about their experiences. This is an important commemoration of the painful history and the impacts of residential schools which continue today. 

On this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Law Society will be observing September 30 as a day of commemoration to reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of Residential Schools. This means that most Law Society operations, including the Great Library, will be closed on Thursday, September 30. We will resume normal hours of operation Friday, October 1.

So to commemorate this day, we have gathered some resources that provide education surrounding Truth and Reconciliation, as well as other organizations and supports (these are only a sampling of resources available):

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House of Bills: An Update on the Legislature

In our last House of Bills update before the summer adjournment, the Legislature was scheduled to return on September 13. However, on September 3 Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives announced that they would be proroguing the legislature until after the federal election. With the September 8 proclamation, the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of the province of Ontario has officially been prorogued. The legislature is currently set to return on October 4.

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