"Have Your Say" about the celebrations in 2017
EDMONTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for
St. Catharines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian
Heritage, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages Shelly Glover, today conducted consultations in Edmonton to
seek Canadians' views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
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 Canada.ca/150.
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
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 150th anniversary, I encourage Albertans to let our Government know how they
want to celebrate Canada's history, values, and traditions. We are
fortunate and so proud to call Canada home, and we have an opportunity
to celebrate together who we are as Canadians, where we come from, and
why we represent such a great country."
- Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines and
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
"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 Albertans to tell us how they would like to celebrate."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
News Release - Toronto consultation
News Release - Québec City consultation
Canada 150 Website
Have Your Say! Questionnaire
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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