[b]To: Government of Canada
Throughout the history of Canada, our Armed Forces have sacrificed life and limb to defend the rights and freedoms of Canadian citizens. In wars past and present, the soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces have, without hesitation, stepped in to ensure the quality of life we enjoy today. These soldiers do so out of dedication to our country and our values, and are willing to give their lives for this cause.
Remembrance Day is not a national holiday in Canada. The laws governing this day vary from province to province. In Ontario, for instance, Remembrance Day in not a holiday and, as such, students from this province are restricted from attending services by school and adults are restricted by work. Other provinces have different laws.
To allow Canadians to show their appreciation for sacrifices made by our soldiers, and to remember those that gave their lives in defence of our country, we, the people of Canada, ask that the Government of Canada recognize this sacrifice by declaring November 11th, Remembrance Day, a national holiday.