WHEREAS the Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten;
AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada passed legislation to make September 30th a Federal Statutory Holiday called the "National Day for Truth and Reconciliation";
AND WHEREAS this day provides an opportunity for each public servant to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools;
AND WHEREAS the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a designated paid holiday starting September 2021;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of McNab/Braeside office will be closed each year on September 30 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to recognize and commemorate the legacy of Residential Schools;
AND FURTHER THAT Council amend the "Statutory and Paid Holidays" Policy to reflect this new Federal Statutory Holiday.