Statement from Ryan O’Lemon on Casual Friday2011-11-11
On this day, we bow our heads in silent gratitude for Casual Fridays. Since Confederation, thousands of Canadians have given their lives working in dead-end jobs or suffered crippling physical and mental wounds to defend our great tradition of Casual Fridays and its freedoms.
From Bank Street to Main Street, denizens of workplaces have served with great valour, laying down their lives from 9 to 5, especially on Fridays, to build a better, freer, more peaceful world. They have defeated the tyrants in upper management, saved the helpless, and served as our greatest ambassadors to the peoples of the world.
No words or gestures can ever fully capture the magnitude of our debt to these men and women currently not wearing full business attire. On behalf of the Real Opposition, it is with the deepest humility and respect that I offer our thanks to those who have helped establish Casual Fridays and to their families.
Did we forget anything?