Peterborough MPP’s private member’s bill aims to recognize cadets, honour Indigenous veterans – Globalnews.ca

Peterborough MPP’s private member’s bill aims to recognize cadets, honour Indigenous veterans – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202017 Views

October 21, 2020

A new private member’s bill aims to recognize Ontario cadets while also honouring Indigenous veterans.

Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith has tabled a bill that would establish an award for Ontario cadet corps and squadrons to recognize their volunteerism and community service.

If passed, Smith says the Murray Whetung Community Service Award Act would provide an annual award to a cadet from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets who demonstrates exceptional citizenship and volunteerism within their community and their local cadet corps.

The award would be named after Murray Whetung, 98, a Curve Lake First Nation Second World War veteran, the last in the community north of Peterborough. Smith says the bill would not only honour Whetung’s service and contributions to his community, but also that of all Indigenous veterans who voluntarily gave years of their lives in service for Canada.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7410879/peterborough-mpp-bill-recognize-cadets-honour-indigenous-veterans/

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