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Nova Scotia says No to Sunday shopping.

Halifax -- On Saturday, October 16, Nova Scotia voted No to Sunday shopping in a province-wide referendum. The vote was 55-45 in favour of maintaining the province's Retail Uniform Business Closing Day Act.

Premier John Hamm's minority Conservative government led the opposition to working on Sunday. The province's three Catholic bishops, Terrence Prendergast and Claude Champagne of Halifax, plus Raymond Lahey of Antigonish, called upon Catholics to resist becoming "seven day a week consumers;" to defend "the human need for rest from weekday routines" including "that of retail workers;" and to continue sharing the Christian tradition allowing the "coming together in community to celebrate our faith" (The Atlantic Catholic, October 2, 2004).

Comment:

Congratulations, Nova Scotia! To the rest of Canada." don't shop on Sundays.
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Date:Dec 1, 2004
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