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Sept. 19 to be marked as official federal holiday to commemorate Queen’s death

Sept. 19 to be marked as official federal holiday to commemorate Queen’s death
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Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that September 19, the official funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will be marked as a federal holiday in Canada.

While most provinces have to get on board with this decision, Trudeau encouraged that everyone gets on board with the idea:

"We will be working with the provinces and the territories to try and see that we're aligned on this. There are still a few details to be worked out, but declaring an opportunity for Canadians to mourn on Monday is going to be important."

According to CBC News, September 19 will be treated similarly to Remembrance Day, where only federally related workers will be allowed to have the day off.

As for Quebec? Premier François Legault shared that while that day will be one of commemoration, it will not be recognized as an official holiday in the province.

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