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Should Remembrance Day become a statutory holiday?

Yes or No

Results

No 60.76%
Yes 39.24%
  100.0%

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As you will read below, our readers have strong feelings about Remembrance Day and vote no for some good reasons.

Reader Comments

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I think it should but I am afraid that many people will just take it as another holiday and forget the meaning of it and why we celebrate it
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It is not a holiday. Remembrance Day is a time to remember those who laid down their lives for our country to recognize those who have and continue to serve our country and our citizens.
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Absolutely not! If it is a holiday, all the kids and their friends will go to the nearest mall to shop. They should remain in school and be taught about Canada's past contributions and what our armed services are continuing work to keep the peace.
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the meaning of the day will be lost especially by the kids..walmart type of stores will be the winners not the vets.
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I vote no only if schools are required to create meaningful remembrance day programs.
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Many will go to Walmart for the day.
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At school kids learn and observe silence . At home it will get ignored
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I believe that not enough people would use the day as it was intended. It would be nice if everyone everywhere would stop for 2 minutes at 11/11/11:00, that would have more significance.
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The schools present such meaningful Remembrance Day programs. I don't believe families would make a concerted effort to take children to a Service if this was a Stat holiday
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Most people just want another day off. They don't respect the members, who went to war.
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Most school children would learn more about the wars at school assemblies or in clas than at home.
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Family Day became a stat holiday, Rememberance Day has been around a lot longer & should be a holiday too!
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As long as schools continue to teach children the importance of Remembrance Day and hold assemblies before Remembrance Day. All schools and employers should encourage the students and employees to attend remembrance day ceremonies.
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If it were to be made into a holiday, although the intentions are good, I don't feel it would be used for Remembrance (Cenotaph attendance). Commercialization would creep in too for the idle shoppers
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Force all retail outlets to be closed
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celebrating It as a stat holiday will loose significance ,it will be just another day off !!!
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Kids will learn more about Remembrance Day if in school.
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First, holidays are religiously based, eg Christmas and Easter. Labour Day, Victoria Day etc. are not holidays even though a day off is given. Second, keep the kids in school and force them to remember. Don't let kids stay home to shoot their friends on some computer game.
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Respect our veterans. If it becomes a holiday the respect will be forgotten. It will just be known as another day off work and school.
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Children learn more about our veterans and past wars while in school.
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I think it should stay as is. No need for another holiday.
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If it weren't for the soldiers, we would not be here. They deserve to be recogn ized for this. Absoultely.
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If it becomes a Stat Holiday,here is danger that Remembrance Day would lose its meaning and become just another "day off." At least now, our children are introduced to it in a formalized way.
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NO
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it would be more meaningful to have everyone (including businesses) stop what they are doing for two (2) minutes of silence at 11 am....the they go on with their day but they will have remembered.
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Allow three hours off work.
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If it is then it would just become another day off to some people.
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The school children go to the service together where as if they were at home I don't believe the day would be recognized by the children or their parents for what it is meant to be for.
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children will learn more in school on Nov.11 about what Canadians endured to keep Canada a safe place to live then if they were home or in the mall.
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Rememberence day would just become another holiday to look forward to. In a number of years it may become another black friday ,with no remberance to our VETERANS.
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Time to remember those who died for our freedoms.
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Don't make it a holiday. Each year, students are told the history of our brave military personnel who have given their time, and sometimes their lives, to help Canadians have the wonderful county that we enjoy. If it was made a public holiday, children would just be out of school, and the true meaning of Remembrance Day would quickly forgotten.
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there should be planned events throughout the day to honor our veterans and those currently serving in the military
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People are already given a couple of hours off if they want to go to the Remembrance service. Making it a holiday would mean our school children would spend another day playing video games at home rather than attending a school service.
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we should remember every day not just on November 11th
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