The PC Party of Nova Scotia is proud to join in the inaugural celebrations of Emancipation Day in Nova Scotia to commemorate the end of the practice of slavery across the British Empire in 1834.
“This long-overdue commemoration reminds us of how far we have come and the work that lies before us to ensure all Nova Scotians are met with respect and dignity in every corner of our province,” said Archy Beals, PC candidate for Preston.
The PC Party has a long legacy of positive change for a more inclusive province:
- Premier Robert Stanfield introduced The Fair Accommodations Act in 1959 and established The Nova Scotian Human Rights Commission in 1963.
- In 1981 Premier John Buchanan declared December 10th as Human Rights Day in Nova Scotia, and appointed the first African Nova Scotian judge in the province’s history.
- Under Premier Donald Cameron, the terms of reference of the Electoral Boundaries Commission were updated to require minority representation in 1991.
- In 2003, Premier John Hamm made national history by establishing the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs, the first of its kind in Canada.
For more than 60 years the PC Party of Nova Scotia has been a champion of human rights in our province,” says PC leader Tim Houston. “I’m so proud to stand alongside the most diverse slate of candidates in our history as we look to build on this legacy.