How Do You Want to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation?

"Have Your Say" about the celebrations in 2017

HALIFAX, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister Peter MacKay, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today conducted consultations in Halifax to seek Canadians' views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is holding roundtables this winter with individuals who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups from across the country.
  • In addition to the roundtables, Canadians are invited to have their say by completing an online questionnaire at
  • Both the roundtable participants and Canadians who complete the online questionnaire will be asked five key questions.
  • The data collected will provide insight into the types of activities and projects that resonate most with Canadians and will help us plan the celebrations.
  • Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.

"As we shape plans for Canada's proud 150th anniversary, I encourage Nova Scotians to let our Government know how they want to celebrate Canada's history, values, and traditions together. We are fortunate to call Canada home, and we have an opportunity to celebrate who we are as Canadians, where we come from, and why we represent such a great country."

  • Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

"Canada's 150th anniversary will give us the opportunity to reflect on all the things that make Canada the united, prosperous, and free country it is today. I invite all Nova Scotians to tell us how they would like to celebrate."

  • Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Associated Links
Canada 150 Website
Have Your Say! Questionnaire

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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

For further information:

Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

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