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Is It Time To Make Remembrance Day A National Statutory Holiday?

11/10/2015 04:04 EST | Updated 11/12/2015 12:59 EST

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians give pause to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who've gone to fight on the country's behalf.

But how much time you'll have to remember Canada's fallen soldiers depends on which province you live in.

That's because not all provinces view Nov. 11 as a statutory holiday. Only in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Nova Scotia is the day not considered a stat.

So while many Canadians are given the day off to commemorate the end of the First World War, others will be in school or at work to observe the usual two minutes of silence. The issue has garnered attention from the federal spotlight (one MP tried to pass legislation to make the day a legal holiday) to the personal level.

For more on the merits behind changing Remembrance Day to a national holiday, check out the video above.

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