June 26, 1920 (13th Parliament, 4th Session)

L LIB

Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

If I understand lightly, there are certain feasts which affect Catholics and which are enumerated in the interpretation clause of the Revised Statutes under the woid "holidays." The Prime Minister states that those who profess the Catholic religion hereafter will not be affected by these restrictions which are made in the Civil Service Act. Is my interpreta-\ tion correct when I say that Epiphany, Ascension Day, All Saints' Day, and the feast of the Immaculate Conception are not included and that it is not intended to en-
I force upon people who do not belong to the Roman Catholic Church the observance of these feasts, but that those who belong to the Catholic religion shall be at liberty to observe them according to the laws of their church without any deduction of pay if the observance should take any of the time which they ought to give to the \ public service?

Topic:   CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS BY SENATE TO BILL 53.-OBSERVANCE OF HOLIDAYS.
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