Labour Day

Posted September 15, 2018 10:35 am by Administrator

Labour Day

The memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, this year also happens to be Labour Day, which can be traced back, in Canada, to 1872, and a parade in Toronto for ‘typographical workers’, which sounds sort of odd to our ears accustomed to smartphones and MS-Word, but refers rather to workers setting the heavy, metal ‘type’ on newspapers, before our digital age. They were seeking a ’54 hour work week’, from the gruelling hours to which they were subjected, to put things into perspective.
Labour Day was made an official holiday, the first Monday of September, in 1894, under Prime Minister John

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