Emancipation Day History
Emancipation Day seeks to celebrate the abolishment of slavery in Canada. The governor of Upper Canada (now Ontario) John Graves Simcoe was able to pass legislation in 1807 that would abolish the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
In 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act would bring an end to slavery throughout Canada.
Emancipation Day is observed annually on August 1st.
Emancipation Day References and Related Sitesrcs.ca: Emancipation Day