Historic NDP bill recognizing Somali Heritage Week in Ontario passes

NDP MPP Faisal Hassan (York South-Weston), who is the first Canadian of Somali heritage to be elected to provincial parliament in Ontario, saw his bill to recognize the week of June 25 each year as Somali Heritage Week in Ontario pass unanimously today. The province of Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to officially recognize Somali Heritage Week.

“Across the world, particularly in regions throughout the Horn of Africa, the week of June 25 marks a time of Somali independence, freedom, and liberty,” said Hassan. “Now that this week is officially declared Somali Heritage Week, not only will the vibrant history of the Somali community be recognized here in Ontario, but the diverse achievements of Somali Ontarians will be celebrated and appreciated throughout the province.”

Hassan’s bill has received support from a number of Somali organizations, including the Somali Centre for Family Services, the Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke, the Somali Women’s and Children’s Support Network, and Midaynta Community Services, all of which advocate to preserve and share Somalia's rich culture in Ontario’s increasingly diverse and multicultural climate.
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https://www.ontariondp.ca/news/historic-ndp-bill-recognizing-somali-heritage-week-ontario-passes

Shout out to Canadian Somalis :salute:
 

Desert Flower

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@Western4Life Scottish heritage day was also passed on the same day by a pc what’s your point :childplease: what’s wrong with having a week to celebrate our history and culture?

No idea. He’s very hardworking and low key.
I know you never hear anything about a wife and children so I’m curious.
 

Grigori Rasputin

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Useless!

what’s there to celebrate ?

Is Canada forced to celebrate a shithole

Please, let us live under the radar. We are a plight to the world. We are a burden to the world and civilization. We should be categorized as an inch below animals. Even animals do not annihilate themselves and their nation
 
Useless!

what’s there to celebrate ?

Is Canada forced to celebrate a shithole

Please, let us live under the radar. We are a plight to the world. We are a burden to the world and civilization. We should be categorized as an inch below animals. Even animals do not annihilate themselves and their nation
At least we are not Za Ethiopians shit I still remember that Micheal Jackson song America made for them. “We are the world, we are the children” :deadrose:.
 

RasCanjero

It's all so tiresome
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Cadaans are something else. Imagine if the Oromo community in Somalia asked for this?

Maybe that's why they're in space and we're still chewing leaves like our arboreal forefathers.
 

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