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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/12/2008

Remembrance Day holiday popular: Poll

Winnipeg — More than eight in 10 Canadians (86 per cent) think Remembrance Day should be a national holiday, according to a survey by Canada’s National History Society in Winnipeg. The survey found only 17 per cent of the 1,902 respondents know Remembrance Day was first instituted to mark the end of the First World War and only 20 per cent plan on attending a Remembrance Day event this year. More than 40 per cent of respondents say all three levels of government should do more to recognize and observe Remembrance Day.