The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II scheduled for next Monday will not be a public holiday for Quebecers, assured François Legault on Tuesday, moments after the announcement of a federal holiday by Justin Trudeau.
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“It will be a day of commemoration, but there will be no holiday,” said the outgoing Prime Minister upon his arrival at an activist rally in the riding of Verdun, in Montreal, where he predicts a gain for the CAQ .
Moments earlier in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Justin Trudeau had announced that a federal holiday would be held, but that it would be up to the provinces to decide whether or not to impose a holiday.
“We are working with the provinces and territories regarding their perspective on this. Each province will make its own decisions, but we are announcing that federal government employees will have a day off to be able to hold a day of mourning for Her Majesty the Queen,” said Mr. Trudeau.
The Federal Prime Minister is expected to announce “in the coming days” details surrounding the delegation that will follow him to London to attend the Queen’s funeral, which is being held 10 days after her death, according to royal protocol.
The return to Parliament in Ottawa was to take place on Monday, September 19, but has been postponed to Tuesday.
– with the collaboration of Marc-André Gagnon, Parliamentary Office
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