Canadian women have their say about the celebrations in 2017
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour
and Minister of Status of Women, on behalf of Minister of Canadian
Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today conducted
consultations in Toronto with organizations that focus on women's
issues about how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These organizations include the Women's
Art Resource Centre and the Mouvement ontarien des femmes immigrantes
francophones. All Canadians are invited to have their say by completing
an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.
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.
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 plan the
Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will
celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.
"The ideas that I heard today will be of great help in planning this
celebration of our Confederation. I am glad to receive this input from
representatives who are in the forefront of improving the economic,
social and democratic life of women in Canada."
Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
"As we shape the plans for Canada's 150th anniversary, I encourage Canadians from different communities,
backgrounds and interests to let our Government know how they want to
celebrate Canada's history, values, and traditions."
Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
News Release - Gatineau consultation
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Canada 150 Website
Have Your Say! Questionnaire
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