Part I - Act respecting labour standards
CHAPTER IV - Labour standards
The following days are statutory general holidays:
The Easter holiday corresponds to Good Friday or Easter Monday, at the employer’s option.
The Monday preceding May 25th corresponds to National Patriots’ Day (Order-in-council 1322-2002, previously Dollard Day).
July 1st or, if this date falls on a Sunday, July 2nd is a statutory holiday.
It should be noted that under section 3 of An Act respecting hours and days of admission to commercial establishments (R.S.Q., c. H-2.1), the public cannot be admitted, subject to certain exceptions, (Regulation respecting periods of admission to commercial establishments (R.S.Q., c. H-2.1, R.1)), to a commercial establishment, on the following days:
The scope of this Act is stipulated in section 1:
"This Act applies to commercial establishments where products are offered for sale by retail to any member of the public, including a member of a club or cooperative or of another group of consumers.
Any space or stall in markets, particularly in covered markets and flea markets, is considered to be a commercial establishment."
1979, c. 45, s. 60; 1990, c. 73, s. 18; 1992, c. 26, s. 10; 1995, c. 16, s. 1; 2002, c. 80, s. 19.
Editor’s note: For the National Holiday leave, please refer to part dealing with the National Holiday Act.
Editor’s note: Interpretative provisions relating to collective agreements
An Act to amend the National Holiday Act and other legislative provisions (2007, c.4) assented to on June 8, 2007.
In a collective agreement entered into before June 8, 2007, the following rule apply when the 24th of June and the 1st of July fall on a Sunday:
with respect to an employee of an establishment to which the Act respecting hours and days of admission to commercial establishments applies and for whom Sunday is a regular working day, a reference to the 2nd of July as a public holiday must be read as a reference to the 1st of July, unless the latter is also a public holiday under the collective agreement.