This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 38 and does not form part of the law. Bill 38 has been enacted as Chapter 33 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2021.
The Remembrance Week Act, 2016 is amended to provide that every worker in Ontario has the right to wear a poppy in the workplace during Remembrance Week.
An Act to amend the Remembrance Week Act, 2016
Assented to November 9, 2021
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Poppies are worn during Remembrance Week as a symbol of remembrance and respect.
Right to wear a poppy
3 (1) Every worker in Ontario has the right to wear a poppy in the workplace during Remembrance Week.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the wearing of a poppy may pose a danger or hazard to the health, safety or welfare of any person.