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Discovery Days numbered? St. John’s council first to vote to change name – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201838 Views

First Monday after June 24 will be referred to in city documents as ‘St. John’s Day’

Aug 06, 2018

A motion to refer to Discovery Day as St. John’s Day in all official city documents passed by a vote of 5-4 at St. John’s City Council Monday.

The motion was made by Councillor Maggie Burton, who has said that the use of the word “discovery” disregards the Indigenous people who predated European arrivals to Newfoundland.

“I’m really happy to see this happen,” said Burton

“We all have a duty of getting our shared history right, and that starts with us.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/discovery-day-proposal-1.4775633

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