Canada Day Should Be on July 1st
PETITION TO THE Government of Canada
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada
Draw the attention of the Government of Canada
to the following:
THAT 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 many provinces now have Sunday shopping, this means that their employees must work on Sunday, July 1st, for regular pay.
THEREFORE, your petitioners request the Government of Canada
To Amend the Holidays Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-5), concerning “Canada Day” (R.S., c. H-7, s. 2; 1980-81-82-83, c. 124, s.) 1 to read:
July 1 is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of “Canada Day”.