Is this really Canada?
Nova Scotia town bans use of names like ‘holiday’ tree and the phrase ‘happy holidays’. From here on out, it’s Merry Christmas.
Still smarting from a much-publicized bureaucratic bid to rename a famous Nova Scotia Christmas tree a “holiday” tree, leaders in this town of 1,300 say they’re sick of state-sanctioned attempts to secularize the Christian holiday.
Earlier this week, councillors passed a motion banning the use of other names to describe Christmas, chief among them “holiday,” which is a huge pet peeve of Mayor Lloyd Jenkins.
“We’re getting fed up with the term,” Mr. Jenkins said in an interview. “And the holiday tree was just the climax.”
Way to go, eh?