Ontario, Canada Passes Law Entitling Workers to Wear a Poppy in the Workplace During Remembrance Week

On November 9, 2021, Ontario’s Bill 38, Remembrance Week Amendment Act, 2021, received Royal Assent and became law.  Accordingly, the Remembrance Week Act, 2016 was amended, effective November 9, 2021, to provide that every worker in Ontario has the right to wear a poppy in the workplace during Remembrance Week (the seven days leading up to Remembrance Day, November 11).  An exception applies, however, if “wearing a poppy may pose a danger or hazard to the health, safety or welfare of any person.”

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