TORONTO- Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will mark Sept. 19 as a Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II in lieu of a provincial holiday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Monday, which is the day of the Queen’s state funeral in London, will be a federal holiday for government employees but it’s up to provincial and territorial governments to declare the holiday for remaining workers. Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan said employers in federally regulated industries, such as banks and airlines, are not required to recognize the holiday but may opt to do so. Prince Edward Island is making it a stat holiday, while New Brunswick plans to close schools and government offices, but Quebec’s premier says in that province it will be a day of
The post Ontario set to mark Monday as Day of Mourning for the Queen; not declaring a holiday appeared first on The Turtle Island News.