Canada Day is July 1 - A Legal Holiday
We, the undersigned residents of Canada,
Draw the attention of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
to the following:
The federal Holidays Act states that if July 1 falls on a Sunday, the official statutory holiday shall be held on the Monday, July 2.
As a result, businesses must close on the Monday. As Sunday is now being included in many regular work weeks, this means employees must work on Sunday, July 1st, for regular pay.
THEREFORE, your petitioners request the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages to amend the Holidays Act concerning Canada Day to read:
July 1 is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of "Canada Day".