If there was any doubt, the Ministry of Labour has reminded us that Labour Day A Public Holiday Under Employment Standards Act, 2000. Labour Day began in Canada on April 15, 1872 and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has a uniquely Canadian history of Labour Day, and notes that:
.... wherever it is celebrated, the purpose remains the same. In the same spirit it began so many years ago, it remains a day that affirms the dignity and honour of working people everywhere.
As they say, this holiday is, today, more associated with fairs, the end of the summer and the start of a new school year. But it is important to reflect on what Labour Day is all about. Forbe's also has a History of Labor Day