Mississauga, Brampton services will be affected by new federal holiday in September
Published August 4, 2021 at 11:22 pm
A new federal holiday next month will lead to closures and affect services in Mississauga and Brampton.
Sept. 30, which is a Thursday, will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation after the date was classified as a federal statutory holiday. Federally regulated workplaces, which include banks, Canada Post (including its sorting facility in Mississsauga), and radio and television broadcasting, will be closed in order to respect the new statutory holiday. It will also be a paid holiday for federal public servants.
“The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten,” the government said on its website. “Like all Canadians, this day provides an opportunity for each public servant to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. This may present itself as a day of quiet reflection or participation in a community event.”