This year and every year, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation must be an opportunity to move beyond words to action. A day for governments of all levels to make commitments to ensure justice, equity, and dignity for Indigenous people.
That includes fixing the broken child welfare system, ensuring all communities have access to clean drinking water, and equitable access to health care and education. That means governments at all levels taking action to move back towards the path of reconciliation — a path Canada has long since walked away from.
We must make Sept. 30 not only a day to mark on social media, but a statutory day away from work for all Ontarians.
Let's make this change now.