TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched pan-Canadian
consultations to seek Canadians' views on how they would like to
celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
"Canada's 150th celebrations will give us the opportunity to reflect on all the things
that make Canada the united, prosperous and free country it is today,"
said Minister Glover. "I invite all Canadians across our great country
to tell us how they would like to celebrate in 2017."
The Government of Canada will undertake extensive consultations, with
meetings being planned throughout Canada. The consultations kicked off
today with a roundtable in Toronto, where Minister Glover met with
community leaders to discuss their perspective on Canada's approaching
milestone anniversary. Additional roundtables in other communities will
be announced at a later date.
At the same time, Canadians are invited to participate in the
consultations through an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150 or Canada150.gc.ca
Over the next four years, on the Road to 2017, celebrations will mark
key historic milestones that have defined our country. In 2014,
commemorations will include the centennial of the start of the First
World War, the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, the bicentennial of
Sir George-Étienne Cartier's birth and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences.
To learn more about the commemorations leading up to Canada 150 and to
participate in the online forum visit Canada.ca/150 or Canada150.gc.ca
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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