Today is Remembrance Day in Canada; a time when citizens honour Canadian soldiers, both past and present, for their service to the country and their contributions to global peace and security. According to Veterans Affairs Canada, more than 2.3 million Canadians have served in the Canadian military, and more than 118,000 have died as a result. Remembrance Day was first officially observed in 1931, and is a federal statutory holiday for government employees in Canada. The day is a paid holiday in many provinces, with some exceptions like Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
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