Mississauga recognizes Journey to Freedom Day

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MP LIZON -Greeting from MP Lizon for Mississauga Commemoration attendants

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Resolution 0096-2015 recognizes April 30, 2015 as Journey to Freedom Day

Moved by: R. Starr Seconded by: C. Parrish


WHEREAS Bill S-219, the Journey to Freedom Day Act, was passed in

the Senate on December 8, 2014 to recognize April 30 of every year as a

national day of commemoration;

Council Minutes – 23 – April 15, 2015

AND WHEREAS this special day will mark the 40th anniversary of the

exodus of Vietnamese refugees in search of freedom, pay tribute to

Canadians who welcomed thousands of refugees and celebrate the

contributions that Vietnamese refugees have made to building Canada;

AND WHEREAS “Journey to Freedom Day” also recognizes the efforts of

thousands of Canadians and the leadership, support and co-operation of

federal, provincial and municipal governments, Canadian and international

refugee agencies, non-governmental organizations and religious groups

who helped to move large numbers of people under such difficult


AND WHEREAS Canada is now home to more than 300,000 Vietnamese-

Canadians who contribute to our society’s growth and prosperity, many of

whom have become valued and integral members of the Mississauga


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Mississauga will

recognize April 30, 2015 as Journey to Freedom Day to commemorate the

40th anniversary of the plight of Vietnamese refugees and to celebrate the

contributions of the Vietnamese community to Mississauga and Canada.


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