The offices of MLT Aikins will be closed on September 30, 2021 in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Earlier this summer, the Federal Government announced the creation of a new federal statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada. The day was established in response to the 80th call to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action: We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
While this holiday is not yet recognized under provincial law, in support of the 80th call to action, the firm wishes to provide time and educational opportunities for our offices to commemorate the legacy of residential schools and honour survivors and their families. Our observation of this day is just one of the firm initiatives we are undertaking in support of Indigenous communities, some of which we are honoured and privileged to advise as their legal counsel.
For clients who anticipate requiring our services on September 30, please reach out directly to your regular MLT Aikins contact. We are pleased to assist you in making necessary preparations to avoid disruptions on this important day.