Simcoe Day Petition

Proclaim the Civic Holiday Monday as Simcoe Day


WHEREAS John Graves Simcoe and his Queen’s Rangers played a significant role during the Revolutionary War against George Washington’s Army, AND WHEREAS as Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor, Simcoe oversaw the first sittings of Parliament introducting such measures as trial by jury, English common law, municipal boundaries and the abolition of the importation of slaves,. AND WHEREAS the somewhat uninspiring moniker Civic Holiday lacks a distinct identity, WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows – facilitate the process to proclaim the first Monday in August each year as Simcoe Day, except in municipalities where a by-law specifies otherwise.

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