MAKE IT A HOL­I­DAY

Toronto Sun - - COMMENT -

An­other Re­mem­brance Day has been ob­served. For most peo­ple, it took place on Satur­day, Nov. 11. How­ever, on Mon­day, Nov. 13, banks, post of­fices, gov­ern­ment build­ings and some unions had the day to “ob­serve” Re­mem­brance Day again. What cer­e­monies or wreath lay­ings were tak­ing place for these peo­ple to at­tend? It’s come time that our gov­ern­ment make Re­mem­brance Day (and for that mat­ter, Easter Mon­day) a hol­i­day for every­one, or no one. It should not be a case of some get­ting a day off and oth­ers not. Le­gions and some groups ar­gue that some peo­ple won’t at­tend the me­mo­rial ser­vices and just use it as a “day off”. Many peo­ple get Christ­mas Day off and don’t cel­e­brate or at­tend church and treat it just as a “day off”. So how is this dif­fer­ent? Why should those who are paid from the tax­pay­ers’ purse have a day off while those pay­ing their wage go to work as usual? It’s time that some level of gov­ern­ment makes a solid de­ci­sion and makes it a hol­i­day for every­one on Nov. 11.

MARK STENABAUGH

TORONTO (The day off has mostly been ne­go­ti­ated by unions and is ir­rel­e­vant to the is­sue of hon­our­ing war vets. We pre­fer the sta­tus quo)

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