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Province proclaims Monday a “day of tribute” for QEII

Memorial service set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19, at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Regina; not a provincial public holiday.
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The Queen’s diamond jubilee portrait, draped in black, continues to be displayed at Government House in Regina.

REGINA — The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed Monday, Sept. 19 a day in tribute and commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II.

However, while the day is proclaimed to honour Queen Elizabeth II, it has not been designated a provincial public statutory holiday.

Instead of a day off, there will be public commemorations of the Queen in the province. A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 19, at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Regina. 

"Her late Majesty's seven decades of selfless public service is an honourable legacy," Premier Scott Moe said in a news release. "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."

For those wanting to pay respects to the late Queen, books of condolence have been and remain available to sign at the legislative building, at Government House, at City Hall in Regina and Saskatoon, and online at the lieutenant-governor of Saskatchewan's website. Flags in the province are flying at half-mast and will remain at half-mast until sunset on the day of the funeral, Sept. 19.

Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced Sept. 19 would be a national day of mourning in Canada, to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The date has been declared a federal holiday for the public service of Canada. 

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