NEU Offices Closed Wednesday July 1 for Canada Day
NEU Offices will be closed on Wednesday July 1st to mark Canada Day. Offices will open for regular business hours on Thursday July 2nd. We wish everyone a happy and safe Canada Day and would also like to note that July 1 is also Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador. This somber remembrance has been observed annually since July 1, 1917 to recall and honor the loss of approximately 700 soldiers of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the Dominion of Newfoundland at Beaumont-Hamel on the first day on the Somme during the First World War.
On behalf of the NEU President, Executive and staff we would like to wish all Canadians a Happy and Safe Canada Day. Canada turns 153 years old on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. By many standards, Canada is a young country with a lot to be proud of. 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. 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 remain humble about ourselves and to recognize our potential shortcomings. 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.