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Provincial Government Declares a Day to Honour Queen Elizabeth II

Executive Council
September 13, 2022

In honour of more than 70 years of service and dedication to the people of the province, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is declaring Monday, September 19, 2022 as a day to honour the memory of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

On this day, provincial government offices, schools and other entities will be closed. This day will be observed one-time only on Monday, September 19, 2022. This will allow public service employees the time to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.

Businesses and other organizations in the province are encouraged to commemorate Her Majesty in a manner that works best for them.

Flags at provincial government buildings across the province are being flown at half-mast in Her Majesty’s honour.

A book of condolences for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is available in the main lobby of East Block, Confederation Building in St. John’s for residents to sign daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

“The passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II marks a loss to many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Declaring a day of honour provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the many ways she steadfastly served our province and country these past 70 years. May her memory live on as a reminder of her tireless service and dedication.”

Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was the epitome of grace, of strength, of stability, of duty. She was always there – in times of war, peace and celebration. On the day of her funeral, we encourage our public service to reflect on her 70 years of service”

Honourable Siobhan Coady
Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board

Learn More

Public Advisory: Book of Condolences Available to Sign at Confederation Building

Premier Furey Offers Condolences on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Media Contacts
Meghan McCabe
Office of the Premier

Victoria Barbour
Treasury Board Secretariat
709-729-4087, 327-6152

2022 09 13
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