FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, has made the following announcement on the Liberal government’s decision to not issue a commemorative medal to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation:
“The 150th Anniversary of Confederation is approaching in 2017. It is an occasion to celebrate our country and the contributions and achievements of Canadians. However, the Government of Canada has announced that there will not be a commemorative medal issued for the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
“Canada has had a long history of issuing medals to commemorate the Confederation of Canada and recognize deserving Canadians across the country. Commemorative medals are awarded to deserving Canadians who have demonstrated significant contributions to Canada, their community, or to their fellow Canadians. Thousands of deserving Canadians from coast to coast have been awarded a commemorative medal over the years, as a lasting recognition of their contributions to Canada.
“An e-petition and paper petition has been launched calling on the Government to reverse their decision and issue a commemorative medal for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. I encourage you to sign the petition to show your support for this established Canadian tradition and the importance of recognizing the achievements and contributions of Canadians.”