Quote: Originally Posted by petros
If you weren't an Anglo or a Franco, school killed your culture.
Speaking your mother tongue in school ended with harsh physical punishment and humiliation.
Where's my cheque? The suffering my parents experienced is generational.
Then how about this:
Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled
•A shift worker seldom gets a statutory holiday off but might still want a community-day off;
•For logistical reasons, an employer might not give all of his shift workers the same day off however much he might want to;
•A religious or linguistic holiday can allow a shift worker to take a day off in common with his religious or linguistic community while still allowing an employer to give different shift workers different days off; and
•In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that Member States observe United Nations Day as a public holiday;
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled to
adopt a Shift-Worker’s Public-Holiday Act that would allow a shift worker to choose, in consultation with his employer, nine personal public holidays per year from among:
•Any already-established state public holiday;
•Any Holy Day of the religion he professes;
•Any additional day chosen in consultation with Canadian veterans’ associations and Deaf, indigenous, and other unofficial language communities;
•The third Sunday in January (World Religion Day);
•21 February (International Mother Language Day);
•20 March (French Language Day);
•20 April (Chinese Language Day);
•23 April (English Language Day and Spanish Language Day);
•6 June (Russian Language Day);
•23 September (International Day of Sign Languages);
•24 October (United Nations Day);
•15 December (Zamenhof Day); and
•18 December (Arabic Language Day).