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Willbridge

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When is Canadian Labor Day?
Labour Day in Canada is the same day as Labor Day in the U.S., a legacy of international unions. Attached is a menu from an international meeting in Portland, Oregon in 1923. The guests included British and Canadian labor leaders. It was an AFofL event, so the menu should meet the standards of dining car fans in this website. The event seems to have been calendared to take advantage of Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving coinciding,

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Dakota 400

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Some folks have dual citizenship, but not many....I imagine that means they can cross the border at will (for "essential purposes", of course)...?
I have Canadian friends with Green Cards who have a home in Toronto. They have retired this Spring and would like to return to Canada. They are reluctant to try currently because they anticipate being turned away at the Border by Canadian Immigration.
 

railiner

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I have Canadian friends with Green Cards who have a home in Toronto. They have retired this Spring and would like to return to Canada. They are reluctant to try currently because they anticipate being turned away at the Border by Canadian Immigration.
Having a 'green card' is not the same as dual citizenship...it can lead to it, however....
Both US and Canada law allow you to become a naturalized citizen of the other, while still retaining your original citizenship.
 

jiml

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Do I understand correctly that schools in Quebec are reopening on Monday?
You are correct. Elementary schools in Quebec open today, except for Montreal.

From Canadian Press this morning:
"Quebec, which accounts for more than half of the country's novel coronavirus cases, is reopening elementary schools and daycares outside the Montreal area.

Students will be subject to physical distancing and frequent handwashing while school officials follow public health guidelines for cleaning and disinfection."

Montreal is delaying until the 25th.
 

Rasputin

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You are correct. Elementary schools in Quebec open today, except for Montreal.

From Canadian Press this morning:
"Quebec, which accounts for more than half of the country's novel coronavirus cases, is reopening elementary schools and daycares outside the Montreal area.

Students will be subject to physical distancing and frequent handwashing while school officials follow public health guidelines for cleaning and disinfection."

Montreal is delaying until the 25th.
Thanks for that information. It will be interesting to see what happens.
 

jiml

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One columnist used the term "Canaries in the coal mine". If you're not familiar with that term, it's not a good thing.:(
 

Rasputin

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One columnist used the term "Canaries in the coal mine". If you're not familiar with that term, it's not a good thing.:(
I guess the children and their parents and grandparents will all play the role of the canaries.
 

gaspeamtrak

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Quebec school opening's have been pushed back to Monday May 25 at the earliest...
The high schools and Colleges and universities wont open till after labour day...
Oops ! Sorry I guess somehow I got the dates mixed up !
Elementary schools "outside" of Montreal are opening today.
Sorry about that!!! :):):)
 
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