Task Force recommendations approved by Regional Council
Today, Regional Council has approved the 20 recommendations as amended, outlined in a staff report of the Task Force on the Commemoration of Edward Cornwallis and the Recognition and Commemoration of Indigenous History.
The recommendations are based on the deliberations of the Task Force, including input from two phases of public engagement sessions and feedback submitted in writing to the Task Force.
The formation of the Task Force and the completion of this report are significant achievements between the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Mi’kmaq. The passing of these recommendations marks an important step towards reconciliation.
Depending on the recommendation, different business units and stakeholders will be responsible for overseeing the execution of each recommendation and engaging with stakeholders. Some of the recommendations may require further discussion or staff reports at Regional Council. Next steps will be determined based on Council and administrative priorities and initiatives, budget considerations and partnerships with other organizations, as directed by Regional Council.
For more information, read the staff report and the recommendation report from the Task Force (attachment two of the staff report).
Council amended recommendation five of the Task Force report to allow for the establishment of a process to engage community and stakeholders in regards to changing the name of Cornwallis Street.