Canada officially gets federal holiday for Queen Elizabeth's funeral
It has officially been confirmed that this weekend will be a long weekend - for some Canadians.
Speaking to reporters today in New Brunswick, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that Monday, Sept. 19 will be a federal holiday and official day of mourning.
PM Trudeau announces that Monday, September 19th will be a federal holiday due to Queen Elizabeth II funeral.— Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) September 13, 2022
Trudeau adds they’re working with the provinces to make it a national holiday #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/PfpDxKGFUd
"We have also chosen to move forward with a federal holiday on Monday. We will be working with the provinces and the territories to try and see that we're aligned on this, there are still details to be worked out," he said.
This comes as Queen Elizabeth II it set to be buried 10 days after her death, with the holiday an opportunity for Canadians to mourn and honour the monarch.
Trudeau said he would work with provinces and territories to nail down the details of this holiday.
Federal holidays usually mean all nonessential federal offices and banks will be closed for the entire day.
However, unless the provinces also declare a holiday, this means only federally-regulated workers will have a long weekend.
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