Toronto council kills holiday shopping plan

Toronto council kills holiday shopping plan

Written by Catholic Register Staff
Thursday, 13 May 2010 10:03

Toronto City Hall
TORONTO - Torontonians will not be flocking to shopping malls this Christmas, or any other statutory holidays, after city council voted to kill a proposal to extend shopping on holidays.

Council voted against the proposal May 12 and have sent it back to committee for more study.

Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins published an open letter to council May 11 urging councillors to "strongly oppose" the proposal that would have seen stores allowed to open on Christmas, Easter Sunday, Good Friday and other holidays.

“Our whole community is made poorer when times sacred to the human spirit are sacrificed so that the last drop of profit may be extracted,” wrote Collins.

“It is important that people of all faiths be able to celebrate their holy days without pressure being put upon employees and their families. It is surely not unreasonable to expect that the city should show respect for the most holy days of the nearly two-thirds of the population who are Christians.”

catholicregister.org/toronto-gta/toronto-counci

Here is a working link for the article in the first post:
catholicregister.org/toronto-gta/toronto-council-kills-holiday-shopping-plan

And here is a bit more information.

The council had authority to authorize shopping on nine holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Toronto currently allows shopping on those holidays in specially designated "tourist zones." And some of the malls surrounding Toronto are also allowed to be open.

In addition, restaurants and movie theaters are allowed to be open in Toronto on those holidays.
thestar.com/news/gta/article/808656--council-puts-off-wrangling-with-holiday-shopping

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Here is a working link for the article in the first post:
catholicregister.org/toronto-gta/toronto-council-kills-holiday-shopping-plan

And here is a bit more information.

The council had authority to authorize shopping on nine holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Toronto currently allows shopping on those holidays in specially designated "tourist zones." And some of the malls surrounding Toronto are also allowed to be open.

In addition, restaurants and movie theaters are allowed to be open in Toronto on those holidays.
thestar.com/news/gta/article/808656--council-puts-off-wrangling-with-holiday-shopping

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Yes Dale,Tourist Zones have always been exempty as T.O. draws a lot of touristas;however the secularists in particulae wanted to allow shopping EVERYWHERE on Good Friday and Christmas Day just to stick it to the Christians.I lived there for 25 years and I know the personalities involved and their agenda.Toronto City Hall is politicised like no other and is rife with NDP'ers

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