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Saturday, February 01, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

THE OFFICE OF THE
GOVERNOR GENERAL
OF CANADA

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Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the occasion of Black History Month

OTTAWA - I am pleased to send greetings to all Canadians on the occasion of Black History Month.

History provides us with invaluable context to help us make informed choices as individuals and as a society.

The triumphs and challenges of our forebears lay the foundation for Canada’s ongoing evolution.

As we strive to become the smarter and more caring nation of which we dream, we must also be careful not to distort the past, nor allow ourselves to become unduly beholden to it.

Black History Month serves a two-fold purpose: to look back on the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians; and to acknowledge that Black history is Canadian history - inextricably linked to every citizen across the land and essential to Canada’s future.

As you take part in the various community activities highlighting Black History Month, remember that we are all connected by what has come to pass and that we will all benefit from working together in harmony.

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Dead End Kid 2/1/2014 9:12:30 PM Report

October?
weezie06 2/1/2014 9:47:52 PM Report

Wow Ya'll are some Racist rednecks. I knew my mixed kids would have problems moving to this redneck town.
Pakadeva 2/1/2014 11:51:22 PM Report

Ignore them Weezie & welcome to the Soo!
It behooves all of us to remember the travesties inflicted upon black people in the past, also the natives for that matter. Take every opportunity you can to build someone up, not to keep tearing them down, therefore continuing with racism. It is nothing short of despicable & we should be ashamed. AND, yes, white people should not be discriminated against either, but remember, having white skin hasn't made whites pure & without guile.
guestwho 2/2/2014 1:48:32 PM Report

another decade or so and we`ll be having "white history month"
Kweveye 2/3/2014 8:45:51 AM Report

How bout First Nations History Month , im sure people would like to know about the history of Anishinabek people.
Frio 2/4/2014 8:47:29 AM Report

Why not Canadian history all year long..Include everyones history in Canada, no matter their colour.
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