As we said last year on Good Friday, there are five nationwide holidays in this country: Canada Day (July 1), Labour Day (1st Monday in September), Christmas Day (December 25), New Year’s Day (January 1)—and Good Friday, today (which is two days prior to Easter, which in turn falls, roughly speaking, on the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the vernal equinox).
There will likely be no new entries on Slaw today.
See you all on Monday—which is not a statutory holiday in any province or territory and not a holiday within the Canada Labour Code . . . though many schools and federal and provincial government offices will be closed even so. And, as John Gregory pointed out last year, Easter Monday is defined as a “holiday” in most provinces for the purposes of legislative time limits, which are then pushed to Tuesday, as it were.