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February - Black History Month 

Did you know that Canada's last segregated school was closed in Nova Scotia in 1983? Are you looking for profiles of people and events that signify black history in Canada? February is Black History Month.

March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The United Nations recognizes this day to commemorate the 69 protesters against apartheid in Sharpville, South Africa who were killed by the police in 1960.

April 4 - Anniversary of the Singh decision. In 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada decided that “everyone” in the Charter (specifically in this line: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice) also includes refugee claimants and therefore that the Charter also protects the fundamental rights of refugees.

June - National Aboriginal History Month  

In June, Canadians celebrate Aboriginal History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

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