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The elected chief of Six Nations of the Grand River despatched a letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford asking that the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation be a provincial vacation.
The Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation, also called Orange Shirt Day, is on Sept. 30. It is a day to acknowledge and mirror on the legacy of residential faculties in Canada.
In June, Ottawa handed laws to acknowledge Sept. 30 as a federal statutory vacation, making it a paid day without work for federal staff and workers in federally regulated workplaces.