Trudeau Announces National Holiday For Queen's Funeral In St. Andrews, NB

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Trudeau Announces National Holiday For Queen's Funeral In St. Andrews, NB

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced for the first time in St. Andrews, New Brunswick that September 19, 2022, will be a National Day of Mourning in Canada, to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This coincides with Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in London, United Kingdom, and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada.

Trudeau made the announcement on the wharf in St. Andrews while speaking with members of the media on the last day of a 3-day Liberal caucus meeting at the Algonquin Resort. 

“On September 19, Canadians from across the country will pay their respects to Canada’s longest-reigning sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," said Prime Minister Trudeau. "For most Canadians, she was the only monarch we ever knew and many of us felt a deep affection and appreciation for her dedication to Canada. This is a time to honour an extraordinary life of public service marked by grace, dignity, and an unwavering sense of duty.”

It will be designated a holiday for the public service of Canada, and other employers across the country are also invited to recognize the National Day of Mourning. New Brunswick has followed suit by making September 19th a provincial holiday as well. All of the Atlantic Canadian provinces have decided to make Monday a holiday though not all other provinces have decided to do the same.  Government offices and schools in New Brunswick will be closed on Monday, as part of the National Day of Mourning for the passing of the Queen.

This one-time provincial and national holiday is intended to honour the Queen and pay respect to her life of service to Canada and to the Commonwealth of Nations on the day of her funeral.

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