Proclamation Requesting the People of Canada to Observe June 23 of Every Year as a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
To all to whom these presents shall come or whom the same may in any way concern,
Acting Deputy Attorney General
Whereas the bombing of Air India flight 182 on June 23, 1985 caused the deaths of 329 people;
Whereas the Air India bombing was the largest mass murder and terrorist act in Canadian history;
Whereas terrorist attacks are heinous acts against humanity and have claimed thousands of victims worldwide including Canadians who have lost their lives, or experienced the loss of loved ones, through these acts of human violence;
Whereas it is important that Canadians have an opportunity to honour the memory of the victims of terrorism and to denounce terrorism;
And whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2005-1218 of June 22, 2005, the Governor in Council directed that a proclamation do issue requesting the people of Canada to observe June 23 of every year as a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism;
Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our proclamation request the people of Canada to observe June 23 of every year as a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.
Of all which Our loving subjects and all others whom these presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.
In testimony whereof, We have caused this Our proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. Witness: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
At our government house, in Our City of Ottawa, this twenty-fourth day of June in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.
Deputy Registrar General of Canada
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