It’s the last long weekend I’ll get to enjoy for 2019.
Yes it really is, the election calendar for the federal election dictates that the Thanksgiving long weekend is when the four days of of Advanced Polls will happen. Mark October 11thto 14thas your opportunity to vote before you sit down to have your Thanksgiving Turkey, Ham or Turducken (Turkey-Duck-Chicken) for dinner.
My Thanksgiving Long weekend will be anything but a weekend to eat and then collapse on the sofa, but I am all good with that. So really this Labour Day Weekend is the last long weekend I can enjoy with a coffee and a newspaper, my book with my feet up and a chance to really sit back relax and breathe in the air of the last of the summer days as the autumn evenings start to creep in. The next long weekend won’t happen until the Dalton McGuinty Long weekend, also known as the Family Day long weekend (which oddly enough not everone gets to have with their family) in February.
My Thanksgiving will be all about persuading you the voter to delay your Thanksgiving weekend by voting in advance and avoid the line ups on October 21st. My line will be, ‘why not vote Thanksgiving weekend, then you won’t be hearing from me on election day’. Leading up to Thanksgiving I’ll be working on the best way to convince you that voting on the long weekend is the best possible way to spend a bit of time between October 11thand October 14th.
I hope you’ll excuse me as I wrap this up now and think about how to spend my Family Day long weekend…oh wait…I won’t be able to because in Ontario Family Day isn’t given to ‘federally regulated’ employees. At least I’ll still have Easter Weekend to dream about.
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