Canada Day Celebrations at Niagara-on-the -Lake
I took my dog for a walk after I returned from the
Labour Day Festivities that go on every September in
my home town of Merritton. I expected my street to
be quiet in the old Sunday sense, i.e. businesses
closed and everyone relaxing.
But a large garbage truck rumbled and clanked to a
stop in front of me and a man jumped out and
started emptying the recycle bins into the back of
I was shocked.
"I'm surprised your union let's you work on Labour
Day!" I said to him.
"What union," he said grimly.
Today isn't Labour Day.
But it is Canada Day which is a national holiday.
It should be quieter than the normal work day.
People who aren't essential workers should be
gathered in groups to celebrate.
But it wasn't quiet.
Non-union workers were everywhere.
The noise of a city at work continues 7 days a week
The unions are dying and I'm beginning to think
they may take our sanity with them.