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September 19 Federal Holiday for Queen’s Funeral

On Sept. 13, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the date of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be marked in Canada with a national holiday. Australia and New Zealand have announced they are honouring a one-time-only national holiday to mark the occasion, neither fall on the day of the funeral. After days of deliberation, Trudeau announced the "we have ... chosen to move forward with a federal holiday on Monday [Sept. 19]."

Ottawa did not extend the holiday requirement to federally regulated industries, such as banks and airlines. Those industries may follow the government's lead but won't be forced to.

Provincial governments regulate about 85 to 90 per cent of workers in Canada. Not every province has announced its plans so far but here's what we know.
Alberta has announced Sept. 19 will be a provincial day of mourning.

Monday will not be declared a statutory holiday for non-federal employees in Alberta.

Non-federal employers will not be mandated to close. Schools ac...

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