September 19 will not be a holiday in Saskatchewan

Province has proclaimed Monday as a day in tribute and commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II

September 13, 2022, 4:11 pm


The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed Monday, September 19, as a day in tribute and commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II, but it will not be a provincial holiday.

"Her late Majesty's seven decades of selfless public service is an honourable legacy," Premier Scott Moe said. "We will pay tribute to her incredible dedication and commemorate her 70-year reign in a memorial service in our capital city - the Queen City."

Books of condolence continue to be available for the public at the Legislative Building, Government House, at City Halls in Regina and Saskatoon, as well as the website of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.

A provincial memorial service is set for 7 p.m. on September 19, at St. Paulís Anglican Cathedral in Regina.

Flags in the province will remain at half-mast for Her late Majesty until sunset on that date.

While September 19 is being proclaimed to honour Queen Elizabeth II, it has not been designated as a provincial public statutory holiday.

Federally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated Tuesday morning that September 19 would be a federal holiday, which would affect Crown Corporations such as Canada Post and federally regulated industries including grain elevators, feed mills, railways, and broadcasting. However Labor Minister Seamus O'Regan clarified Tuesday afternoon that Monday will simply be a day off for federal employees, not a federal holiday.