Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-19s. A growing movement is asking Newfoundland and Labrador to change the name of a holiday recognizing Europeans' "discovery" of the province. Discovery Day coincides with John Cabot's arrival in the province in 1497. St. John's city councillor Maggie Burton says Discovery Day ignores the existence of the province's Indigenous people, and is asking the province and the city change the holiday's name.

("...factual description.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Burton introduced a notice of motion at council on Monday, calling on the province to change the name and asking city council to refer to the date as "St. John's Day" until a new name is chosen.

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