New National Holiday Declared To Mourn Queen ElizabethII


Canada will mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a day or mourning, but not all will get the day off.

The day of mourning will be on September 19th. The national holiday will coincide with the queen’s funeral in London,UK .

“Declaring an opportunity for Canadians to mourn on Monday is important,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, adding conversations are underway with provinces and federal workers.

At the moment the day is reserved for Federally regulated workers only, at least at this point.

Trudeau said discussions are underway with the provinces, which make their own decisions about whether to grant provincial holidays in tandem with federal ones.  Premier Doug Ford would have to designate September 19th as a new stat holiday for all persons.

Queen Elizabeth II died September 8th at her summer home, Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96 .



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