February 1, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

John Lorne MacDougall

Liberal

Mr. MacDougall:

Very little explanation is required on the introduction of this bill. No money is involved, naturally; otherwise I should not be able to introduce it. That, however, is not the main feature. The principal aim of the bill is that the ordinary man, with his wife and family, may have a better opportunity to celebrate statutory holidays by having those statutory holidays observed at the beginning of the week, wherever possible, rather than in the middle of the week, if and when they occur on such days. It is very easy for a man of affluence to take his holidays, either in Canada or abroad, at any time of the year that may suit him, but for the people generally, whom we all represent here, in my opinion it would be a distinct advantage to have this bill go through.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED OBSERVANCE OF DOMINION DAY AND VICTORIA DAY ON MONDAYS FOLLOWING JUNE 30 AND MAY 23
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