We’re a step closer to having Remembrance Day as a national statutory holiday.
Bill C-597 was introduced by NDP MP Dan Harris in May. The Conservative government supports the bill, along with the Liberals and the Green Party.
The private member’s bill passed 2nd-reading in the house and now goes to committee for study before MPs have a final vote.
If all goes well, the change could be made in time for next year.
Do you think Remembrance Day should be a federal statutory holiday?
Given that some people in this country don’t even know what Remembrance Day is all about – should we be taking kids out of school? If we give students Nov. 11th off, will they really spend the day remembering? In 10 years, do you believe we’ll forget why we have to remember?