Tuesday, June 29, 2021
On behalf of the NEU President, Executive and staff we would like to wish all Canadians a Happy and Safe Canada Day. Canada turns 154 years old on Thursday, July 1, 2021. By many standards, Canada is a young country. We have come a long way since 1867, having taken many progressive steps along the journey that is our history. Recent events have also shown us that we have had missteps along the way, included, but not limited to our treatment of Indigenous Peoples and other minority groups through programs like Residential Schools and High Arctic Relocation.. Canada is seen by many other countries around the world as progressive and open, but, a true Canadian strength has always been our ability to recognize our shortcomings and to work towards a better future. Let us all work together in respect, inclusion and honesty to deal with the institutional and systemic issues that single out any individual negatively because of differences (visible or otherwise). That needs to be the future history and legacy of Canada and how we will mature together to properly earn our open and inclusive reputation. Please visit https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca to learn more.