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They say Church and State are separate here. I don't understand Christmas being a public holiday, nor Easter and so on. Has it occurred to anyone that maybe people who are not Christians might care to work on those days? That the nation of Canada is multi-cultural, and inherent in that and in our freedom of religion, is the fact that there may be more than one religion observed in this country?
In the Speech From the Throne, given by the Governor General, the concluding words are as follows.
" Honourable Members of the Senate and Members of the House of Commons:
As you carry out your duties and exercise your responsibilities, may you be guided by Divine Providence."
Divine Providence? Yeah, I'm sure any MPs or Senators who are atheist feel the need for Divine Providence.
Canada endorses no religion. It follows that laws, regulations, and yes, even the Speech From The Throne, need to be ammended in that light. There is precedent for this in the abolishment of Sunday legislation (often called "Lord's Day" legislation) which prohibited work on Sundays. I challenge the principal national parties to broach this subject, and put forth concrete proposals to resolving it.
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