I've got the Sunday shopping blues
from CBC.ca archives | Fri, 22 Oct 2004
From a column by Vicki Robertson
Nova Scotia, the province I proudly call home, has the distinct honour of being the only remaining province in Canada to prohibit Sunday shopping. In recent years, there has been much debate and teeth gnashing because of it.
Sunday shopping was a hot issue in the last provincial election. The ruling Conservatives refused to lift the ban, even in the face of polls that showed most Nova Scotians wanted it.
As it is, businesses that can open on Sunday in Nova Scotia include "any public game or contest for gain or for any prize or reward." This means you can't buy groceries for Sunday dinner, but you can go to the casino or bingo hall, bet your last buck, and drink yourself stupid.