CORNWALL, Ont. — A tradition of more than 25 years for some mail carriers as they left the office to begin their routes in this eastern Ontario city was to say “Merci Seigneur pour la belle journee.”
But the phrase, which translates to “Thank you Lord for the beautiful day,” has been banned at the Cornwall office by Canada Post management following a human rights complaint.
Employees were told it was injecting religion into the workplace.
“When do you draw the line when one person’s human rights infringe on another person’s human rights?” asked veteran carrier Orvel Murphy ...