Governor General to participate in the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s broadcast special

September 30, 2021

OTTAWA, Ontario—Today, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General of Canada, will participate in the one-hour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation broadcast special, which will air at 8 p.m. across the country on APTN, CBC, CBC Gem, ICI TÉLÉ and ICI TOU.TV.

In recognition of the new federal statutory holiday, the special broadcast will honour the stories and perspectives of Indigenous peoples affected by the tragedies of the residential school system in Canada. The broadcast will include musical tributes and messages from Indigenous leaders.

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to share Her Excellency’s message ahead of the show being aired to encourage Canadians to tune in to this special event.


On this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, I urge you to pause and reflect on Canada’s full history. Do it to honour those Indigenous children who experienced or witnessed cruel injustices. Many emerged traumatized, many still suffer pain.

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