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August 1st 2023 Emancipation Day

Posted in Local news, and Unifor 1106

On March 24th 2021, the Government of Canada established August 1 as Emancipation Day. It marks the day in 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act came into force throughout the British Empire.


Emancipation Day is a time to remember our past and remember the people who fought for freedom. It’s a time to remember those who did not survive.


Today, we recommit ourselves to fighting anti-Black racism, xenophobia, racial discrimination, and related intolerance faced by our brothers and sisters.