Mr. Gerald A. Regan (Halifax):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance in relation to the revision of the Bank Act. Is the Minister aware that under its present provisions bank employees are denied long holidays such as over Easter week end, when other employees are off work on Friday, Saturday and Monday? There is a provision in the Bank Act that banks cannot be closed for more than three consecutive days; therefore bank employees have to work on Saturday morning for two or three hours on the occasion of such holiday week ends. When the Bank Act is being changed, will the Minister take under consideration the advisability of amending it so that on such holiday week ends banks will be allowed to close on four consecutive days?