Ontario Will Mark September 19th, 2022 as a Provincial Day of Mourning in Lieu of Provincial Holiday

How will you remember the Queen?

Monday, Sept. 19th will be a federal holiday in Canada, a day of mourning for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

But In Ontario, we will pay our respects to the Queen if we wish with a moment of silence.

The statement reads:

Statement from the Office of Premier Doug Ford

“Ontario will mark September 19, 2022, as a provincial Day of Mourning in lieu of a provincial holiday. The people of Ontario may observe a moment of silence at 1:00 p.m. on that day.

This will give all Ontarians an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II and her unrelenting commitment to service and duty. It also allows students to be in school learning about the many contributions the Queen made to the people of Ontario, Canada, and the entire Commonwealth, as well as the accession of King Charles III.

We encourage all Ontarians to use this day to honour Her Majesty and pay tribute to the extraordinary legacy she leaves behind.”

Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan said employers in federally regulated industries, such as banks and airlines, are not required to recognize the holiday but may opt to do so.

Prince Edward Island is making it a stat holiday, while New Brunswick plans to close schools and government offices, but Quebec’s premier says in that province it will be a day of commemoration, but not a public holiday.