Canada Day will not look the way it normally does in our province as many communities are passing up on festivities in the wake of last month’s discovery of 751 unmarked graves on the Cowessess First Nation at the site of a former residential school.
Premier Scott Moe has no problem with communities doing what they are and that he respects the decision.
“I will be reflecting, much more than I have on other Canada Days — on our history, both our positive history in this nation but also our history that’s not so positive and quite negative,” Moe said on Tuesday during a COVID-19 briefing. “What we have the opportunity to do, as people of today’s generation, is to determine how we act and how we move forward as an inclusive society,”
The Premier says he will attending a low-key event and is telling people to celebrate however you feel is appropriate, but you should take some time to reflect on our shared history.