Recognize August 1 as Emancipation Day across Canada

Reasons for signing

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Miri Martin
Aug 20, 2020
It’s time for repatriation!

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Amber Flett
Aug 19, 2020
The question is more, why would we not?

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Rebecca Gbadebo
Aug 19, 2020
Black History is important!

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Tracey Grose
Aug 18, 2020
Black history is important

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Heathet Blackburn-Lawrence
Aug 17, 2020
Time for action.

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Alex Josselyn
1 year ago
I’m signing this because it is important Canada recognizes its history of slavery as well as the progress it‘s made since. It’s also important that we expand the version of history we teach and celebrate beyond the current version that prioritizes white narratives.

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Jill Perry
1 year ago
We need to recognize the sins of our past and make sure we learn and move forward as a society. Acknowledgement is the fist step towards making things better.

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Gary Card
1 year ago
It’s time to recognize Canada’s role in this issue.

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Marilyn Turner
1 year ago
This ia an important date in our history and should be widely recognized and celebrated!

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Spencer Kinchlea
1 year ago
we should be recognizing the freedom of the wrongfully enslaved, NOT the colonizers who destroyed this country