The funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada public holiday September 19

The funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada public holiday September 19

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a public holiday in the country on September 19 in conjunction with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Citing The Guardian’s report , Trudeau informed that the declaration of this holiday is important to give Canadians the opportunity to pay their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II who will be buried on that day.

“We will inform Federal Government employees that Monday is a day of mourning where there is no need to come to work,” said Trudeau.

A parade commemorating the death of Queen Elizabeth II will be held later that day and will be broadcast live on television.

Meanwhile, the proposal to implement a public holiday in Ontario and Quebec was rejected by the Governor of Ontario, Doug Ford.

“There are no additional holidays, we will only replace them with existing holidays.

“Residents will observe a moment of silence, at 1 p.m. later that day,” Ford said in a statement.

While the Chief Minister of Quebec, François Legault informed that the holiday in conjunction with the funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II is not gazetted as a public holiday.

Last Friday, Canadians gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to pay their respects on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

source – Faida Rahim

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