“Have Your Say” about the celebrations in 2017

February 19, 2014 – Brampton, Ontario – Department of Canadian Heritage

Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today conducted consultations in Brampton to seek Canadians’ views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. All Canadians are invited to have their say by completing an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is holding roundtables this winter with individuals who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups from across the country.
  • Both the roundtable participants and Canadians who complete the online questionnaire will be asked five key questions.
  • The data collected will provide insight into the types of activities and projects that resonate most with Canadians and will help us plan the celebrations.
  • Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.


“Our Government is pleased to hear what Canadians have to say about celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The ideas that I have heard today will be of great help in planning these celebrations. It demonstrates how people from Ontario are willing to work together to ensure that 2017 is a great success and a source of pride.”

– Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

“As we shape plans for Canada’s 150th anniversary, I encourage Canadians from different communities, backgrounds, and interests to let our Government know how they want to celebrate Canada’s history, values, and traditions.”

– Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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