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Labour Day, Monday, September 2, is the next public (statutory) holiday

Labour Day originates in the labour union movements of the 1800s as a way to celebrate the social and economic advancements and to pay tribute to the driving force of our economy. The history of Labour Day continued to be connected with organized labour. Initially, the first unofficial “Labour Days” in Canada were […]

 

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Labour Day, Monday, September 3, is the next public (statutory) holiday

September 3 Labour day 2012

Labour Day originates in the labour union movements of the 1800s as a way to celebrate the social and economic advancements and to pay tribute to the driving force of our economy. The history of Labour Day continued to be connected with organized labour. Initially, the first unofficial “Labour Days” in Canada were actually protests […]

 

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Labour Day, a public holiday

Labour Day in Canada is celebrated with a variety of events, festivals, parades and end of summer beach picnics. This year Labour Day lands on Monday September 5, 2011. Employees get a day off with regular pay or public holiday pay (depending on the province or territory of employment).

 

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