Delivered October 3, 2017
Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.
Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.
YELLOWKNIFE (June 2, 2017) – Earlier today, Alfred Moses, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure, and Mr. Simon Cloutier, Président of the Board of the Commission scolaire francophone officially launched the construction project for the expansion of École Allain St-Cyr.