Province of NL: Input from Consultations on Proposed Changes to Coat of Arms Act Available Online

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Province of NL: Input from Consultations on Proposed Changes to Coat of Arms Act Available Online

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by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202141 Views


October 18, 2021

Responses and views collected as part of consultations on proposed changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Coat of Arms are available in a What We Heard summary.

Newfoundland and Labrador has committed to amend the legal description of the Coat of Arms Act to add ‘Labrador’ and to remove the word ‘savages’. Approximately 200 individuals participated in the consultation and almost 85 per cent of respondents agree that the legal description of the Coat of Arms should be amended to remove the word ‘savages’.

Changing the wording in the provincial Coat of Arms Act is part of an ongoing review of cultural symbols, observances and monuments.

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“Respect for the culture and heritage of Indigenous peoples is an important step towards Reconciliation and building an inclusive environment in the province. Changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Coat of Arms are a significant part of that process. We thank everyone for their input and look forward to bringing proposed amendments to the House of Assembly.”
Honourable Krista Lynn Howell
Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs

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Information on the Provincial Coat of Arms

News Release: Consultations Begin on Changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Coat of Arms Legislation

Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal and Provincial Affairs
709-729-5449, 691-9446
[email protected]

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