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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2019



(April 2, 2019)


        1.   S.27 Amdt.

Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:

RSNL1990 cI-19
as amended

        1. (1) Paragraph 27(1)(l) of the Interpretation Act is repealed and the following substituted:

              (l)  "holiday" means

                      (i)  every Sunday,

                     (ii)  New Year's Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Memorial Day or Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day,

                    (iii)  the birthday or the day fixed by proclamation for the celebration of the birth of the reigning Sovereign,

                    (iv)  a day appointed by an Act of the Parliament of Canada or by proclamation of the Governor General or of the Lieutenant-Governor for day of a general prayer or mourning or day of public rejoicing or thanksgiving or a public holiday,

                     (v)  in a particular municipality, other than the City of St. John's and the Town of Harbour Grace, 1 day in each year, which the council of that municipality may fix as a public holiday,

                    (vi)  in the City of St. John's, the day in each year ultimately determined, in the manner prescribed by custom, for the St. John's Annual Regatta, and

                   (vii)  in the Town of Harbour Grace, the day in each year ultimately determined, in the manner prescribed by custom, for the Harbour Grace Annual Regatta;

             (2)  Section 27 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following:

         (1.1)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(l), where a holiday, other than a holiday referenced in subparagraph (1)(l)(i), falls on a Sunday the term "holiday" includes the following day.