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August 1 is Emancipation Day in Canada, which commemorates the day when slavery was abolished across the British Empire. Earlier this year, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate this as a federal day in Canada. Senator Wanda Thomas of Nova Scotia first introduced Bill S255 in the Senate back in 2018. On this...


July 19 marks the celebration of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice which falls on the 10th day of Dhull Hijjah, the last month of the Muslim lunar calendar. The Muslim community celebrates the Festival of Sacrifice with prayers, gatherings with loved ones, and the sharing of food. The sharing of meat, in particular, symbolizes...


July 18 is known around the world as Nelson Mandela Day; this would have been his 103rd birthday. On this day, we remember a man who not only believed in, but also dedicated his life to democracy and equality for everyone. He stood for forgiveness and love and recognized that the road to justice is...

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