It’s Labour Day in Canada and the U-S.
A number of parties and parades were held from coast-to-coast to mark the holiday.
In Halifax, they marched in the morning and wrapped at South Commons Triangle, for a free barbecue and a concert.
In Charlottetown, they picnicked and partied in Joe Ghiz Memorial Park.
Toronto was the scene of one the biggest Labour Day events in North America.
They marched through the city right into the Canadian National Exhibition.
In Windsor, Ontario the parade went from a union hall to a picnic in a park.
Meantime in Victoria, hundreds gathered on the lawns of the BC Legislature to celebrate Labour Day.
The Victoria Labour Council hosting the annual event which featured music, food, and displays by some BC Labour Unions.
All to celebrate those who work.
“This is the event that we put on every year for the people that are working in the city, to celebrate the fact that we fought hard for a lot of the advantages and the benefits that we have, said one organizer, “and we have to keep fighting to get even more because people are struggling.”
“It’s an appreciation of the people who built the country before us and how every generation grows upon the others and their achievements,” noted another of those in attendance.
“Labour Day is important because of all the achievements we’ve had as an organization, as a movement, that’s things like improvements to the CPP and legislation to provide better terms and conditions of employment for all workers.”