September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The federal government recently passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. An important step in the reconciliation process, this day provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour survivors, their families and communities.
Even though the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is not a statutory holiday in Québec, financial institutions will be closed. Since this day coincides with a number of tax deadlines, Revenu Québec is extending deadlines that would normally fall on September 30 to the next business day.
Support payments and payments under social programs are not affected and will be made as scheduled.