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  Sunday shopping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sunday shopping refers to the ability of retailers to operate stores on Sundays, in countries where Christian tradition typically requires a "day of rest".
Sunday trading in England and Wales was not generally permitted until 1994.
An earlier attempt by Margaret Thatcher's government to allow Sunday shopping in 1986 was defeated in Parliament, with opposition coming from Conservative MPs who saw it as a threat to family life and church attendance, and Labour MPs who were concerned about workers' rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sunday_shopping   (1929 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sunday melts into just part of the week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Though Sunday still means worship and family time for millions of Americans, today it also means things it once didn't — 12-packs of Bud, the NFL on TV, catching up with the week's accumulated errands, picking up some CDs at Best Buy, moving through a 24/7 culture.
In a land where the pursuit of happiness is part of the national charter, Sunday's evolution attests to both Americans' harried lives and their determination to wring every drop of fun out of every day of the week.
Sunday is no longer, as the writer H.L. Mencken put it, merely "a day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell."
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-07-18-sundays_x.htm   (1072 words)

 Sunday Shopping - Page 4 - NSSSA.ca
The only time I really wanted Sunday shopping was this summer when I was off on Sundays and needed to buy little things for camp, but then I could always just wait and get them in the hour or so before I had to go back on Monday.
Now I really never saw the need for sunday shopping nor was a big fan but if it wasn't for sunday shopping I wouldn't of been able to go get my pants replaced and have pants I could wear for work.
During the plebiscite, the best argument I heard for Sunday shopping came from one of my Dad's profs (he was studying economics at the time at Dal).
www.nsssa.ca /forum/showthread.php?p=81135#post81135   (2614 words)

 Shopping Centers Today
Sunday shopping is still getting a rough ride in Europe.
Swiss law had limited Sunday shopping to stores in airports and the 25 largest train stations, and to items related to travel in stores of less than 750 square feet (1,300 square feet for grocery stores), forcing retailers in Zurich’s main station to close off parts of their shops on Sunday to comply.
Sunday trading is allowed for small retailers in tourist areas, but many out-of-town stores open anyway and take the financial penalties on the chin.
icsc.org /srch/sct/sct0406/feat_sunday_shop_europe.php   (1435 words)

 The Hindu : Metro Plus Thiruvananthapuram : Sunday shopping comes of age
Once upon a time, Sunday was a holiday that brought life to a standstill in the city.
Sunday shopping, which is taken for granted in other parts of the country, was something just not there in the city.
And the shops that were closed on Sunday were a major drawback for these people who worked 24x7.
www.hindu.com /mp/2006/02/04/stories/2006020401450100.htm   (685 words)

 NovaNewsNet Story: Sunday shopping changes 'not fair' for retail grocers
Residents of urban centres typically work long hours and have lots of places to shop, whereas rural residents have fewer retail opportunities and tend to frame the issue in terms of family values.
Allen Holden, an employee at a downtown Halifax hotel, said he supports Sunday shopping and would like to see more stores open because shoppers might be going elsewhere to spend their money.
He said Sobeys has not taken a strong position for or against Sunday shopping, and it acknowledges the province's authority to regulate hours, saying all it wants is fairness among retailers.
novanewsnet.ukings.ca /nova_news_3588_8173.html   (907 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner News - Christmas Sunday shopping in Jamaica - Saturday | November 26, 2005
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, December 7, 1980, the shops in the plazas on the Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew opened their doors to customers to enable them to enjoy the pleasure of Christmas shopping in comfort.
Sunday shopping proved be a new attraction for uptown society as well as for patrons from downtown.
Chinese grocers opened a window at the side of their shops when customers knocked after church service to buy salt or flour, cooking oil or a loaf of bread which they ran out of.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20051126/cleisure/cleisure3.html   (562 words)

 Sunday Shopping in Nova Scotia | MetaFilter
Sunday closure meant my dad had a day off when us kids were not in school.
Sunday openings are one of the reasons that in the 80's I became a latchkey kid.
In MAssachusetts the Blue Laws were amended to allow Sunday shopping as long as the employees had the option not to work, and those that do get paid time and a half.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/52519   (3317 words)

 Save Our Sundays
Premier John Hamm and Government is considering on having a plebiscite on Sunday shopping if his party is re-elected the next election.
Danny Graham and those others who propose changing current Sunday shopping laws claim that workers will be protected but this has not been the case in New Brunswick and other provinces that have abandoned Sunday shopping laws.
So if you are opposed to Sunday shopping, it is up to you to defend your rights We urge you to please email, phone or fax our three current party leaders to (and) express your opposition to Sunday shopping.
members.tripod.com /saveoursundays   (2649 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Sunday Shopping With Fox News
The leading candidate to replace him as host of "Fox News Sunday," network sources say, is Chris Wallace, and a deal could be finalized as early as this week.
Landing the ABC correspondent, an aggressive journalist with no obvious political leanings, would be a coup for the "fair and balanced" network, which is widely viewed as catering to a conservative audience.
With an average of 1.6 million viewers, "Fox News Sunday" is the only Sunday broadcast show whose viewership is up this year, from 1.3 million in the same period last year.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A21996-2003Oct26?language=printer   (1105 words)

 BREAKING NEWS! Sunday Shopping and the LAW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shops with "essential food products" are an exception, as they will be permitted to open ten Sundays a year.
Moreover, there will be no limits for shops at petrol stations, hospitals, hotels, airports, border crossings, train and bus stations of area not exceeding 80 sq.
Debating the issue, the senior coalition Liberal Democracy (LDS) was the most sceptical about the bill, questioning the decision to close shops on Sunday, which it believes goes against modern consumer trends in Europe.
www.remnantofgod.org /bn040819.htm   (320 words)

 Sunday shopping splits German retail industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sunday shopping remains a political and social hot potato in Germany, and the shopping center community is finding itself far from agreement on the issue.
Opening on Sunday seems a logical next step, and that possibility is fueling a lively debate.
Of weekly sales, 15% to 20% are on Sundays, in spite of the fact that the 70 businesses permitted to open on Sundays (half the total) may not sell fashions, textile goods or entertainment merchandise.
www.icsc.org /srch/sct/current/sct0500/02f.html   (1185 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Germany rejects Sunday shopping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It said it was losing out unfairly to small shops in stations and airports, which are exempt from the restrictions.
But resistance to the 24-hour shopping culture remains strong in Germany, with trade unions protesting that the regulations are needed to safeguard workers' rights.
Church groups, keen to preserve Sunday as a day of rest, are also opposed to easing trading restrictions.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/3792015.stm   (354 words)

The Sunday keepers want to "close shop" without fear of competition from anyone, while those observing the day the Lord blessed and sanctified, will shut down on the "busiest" commercial day of the week because they desire to honor their God, and then they are also forced to stay shut on Sunday as well.
The pope's defense of Sunday is trying to place it as the "evolution" into the "fullness of expression" of the Biblical Sabbath, and applies to Sunday observance a moral imperative rooted in the Decalogue itself, thus trying to elevate it to a divine command.
Sunday laws have a history of cruelty to those who do not see it as the Sabbath, and wish to worship on another day.
dedication.www3.50megs.com /sundaylaw.html   (7994 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Swiss set to back Sunday shopping
Trading laws say they can shop only in airports or one of seven railway stations, and are limited to travel related goods such as books and food.
The Swiss government is pushing the law because it wants a tighter definition of Sunday trading rules and it thinks visitors to the country should not be faced with closed shops when they arrive.
A Sunday trading exception is already made for shops in popular tourist destinations such as St Moritz, Interlaken and Gstaad.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/4470124.stm   (549 words)

 PEI Talk :: View topic - Sunday shopping to come
In terms of Sunday being a day of rest, Sunda is only the holy day for the christian population and their religious practices should have nothing to do with the laws of a nation in which church and state are seperate.
People argue that 7 day a week shopping takes people out of the home and away from their families when they are forced to work Sundays.
The decision for Sunday shopping should not be based on religion.
www.peiinfo.com /forums/viewtopic.php?t=371   (2900 words)

 Nova Scotians Vote Against Sunday Shopping - MSNBC Wire Services - MSNBC.com
Hope Chickowski, owner of a small flower shop in Kentville, said being labelled "backward" by proponents of Sunday shopping helped motivate her.
Voters were asked two questions: whether they favored Sunday shopping, in general and, if they agreed, then whether they would prefer Sunday shopping year-round or just on the six Sundays before Christmas.
The tiny Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island limits Sunday shopping to the pre-Christmas season, but Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada to have a year-round Sunday ban that affects most retail outlets.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6263372   (480 words)

 Fort Frances Times Online -- Daily News from Fort Frances and Beyond -- www.fortfrances.com
The weekend marked the end of a brief Sunday shopping experiment by two Nova Scotia retail chains that have used loopholes in the rules to try to get around the province’s long-standing ban.
Pete’s Frootique—arguably the pioneer in splitting up a grocery store into smaller corporate entities—won’t be affected by the province’s move to curtail Sunday shopping since it was opening long before the retroactive deadline.
Sasha Irving, a spokeswoman for the premier, insisted MacDonald was abiding by the results of a 2004 plebiscite, in which voters narrowly rejected wide-open Sunday shopping.
www.fftimes.com /index.php/3/2006-06-26/25907   (769 words)

 Nova Scotia debates Sunday shopping
The last province to maintain a widespread Sunday shopping ban is thinking of cashing in.
We want to take the focus off of religion with this issue,” she says, adding that their main message is that shoppers should be able to choose when they shop, not the government.
He says that Sunday shopping would only be of benefit to large stores, not locally owned businesses whose overhead costs are proportionally higher.
www.christianweek.org /stories/vol14/no15/story1.html   (553 words)

 FT.com / World / UK - New push for longer Sunday shopping
Some of the UK’s biggest retailers are poised to renew their fight for Sunday deregulation amid signs the government is cooling on its plans to allow big stores to open longer on Sundays.
Meanwhile, the pro-deregulation camp is being hampered by the unexpected strength of Parliamentary opposition to the move.
This raises a potentially major hurdle, given any change to the hours would have to be agreed by Parliament and the government would be under pressure to allow a free vote on the issue, as it did when Sunday trading was first voted on in 1994.
www.ft.com /cms/s/f63e71c4-0148-11db-af16-0000779e2340.html   (395 words)

 Sunday Shopping Referendum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Church groups are some of the biggest opponents of the Sunday shopping referendum.
The big problem there is that depending on a Sunday shopping ban to make up for weak labour laws only protects those workers that don't work at the aforementioned places of business.
The Sunday shopping ban is nothing but a weak band-aid that covers up a root problem that affects a significant amount of the labour force in Nova Scotia.
users.cs.dal.ca /~comeau/articles/sunday-shopping.php   (598 words)

 No Sunday shopping in Nova Scotia
The greatest support for an extra day of shopping was in the Halifax area where more than 62,000 people voted in favour of the idea.
Observers believe that the plebiscite on Sunday shopping is what drove people to vote Saturday and at advance polls.
Polling had shown most of the support for Sunday shopping year round is in urban areas.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2004/10/17/sundayshopping041017.html   (1191 words)

 Nova Scotia slams door on Sunday shopping
The premier said another plebiscite on Sunday shopping will be held in the fall of 2008.
Opponents of Sunday shopping accused the grocery chains of violating the spirit of the ban for large retailers, prompting the provincial government to order a review of the stores' actions.
If Nova Scotians had voted for more Sunday shopping in 2004, amendments to the code would have kicked in so that workers could be reinstated or paid back if they were fired or penalized for refusing to work a Sunday.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2006/06/23/nova-scotia-shopping.html   (1553 words)

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The Sunday Trading Act 1994 and the Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004 regulate opening hours of large shops on Sundays and Christmas Day.
In early 2006 the DTI appointed Indepen Consulting (an independent management and economic consultancy) to produce an economic cost-benefit analysis report on the impact of allowing large shops to open for longer.
The economic costs and benefits of easing Sunday shopping restrictions on large stores in England and Wales.
www.dti.gov.uk /consumers/buying-selling/sunday-shopping/index.html   (426 words)

 Cape Breton Regional Municipality - Municipal Election 2004 - The Sunday Shopping Plebiscite
A qualified voter who has resided anywhere in the province for 3 months can vote on the Provincial Sunday Shopping Plebiscite to be held October 16, 2004 at the same times as the municipal and school board elections.
Should there be Sunday shopping (in retail businesses not now permitted to be open on Sunday)?
If there is Sunday shopping (in retail businesses not now permited to be open on Sunday), should it be:
www.cbrm.ns.ca /portal/election/SundayShopping.asp   (138 words)

 Phoenix Bishop says "No Sunday Shopping" - A Wedge Issue in the Culture Wars
The article, which appeared in the July 17th Sunday edition, posed the question, "Whatever happened to Sunday?" It reflects the observation of many Christians that the day which used to be reserved to religious and family togetherness, has turned into "an extension of Saturday," filled with errands invariably including shopping.
The trend to the loss of the observance of Sunday is another feature of the general de-Christianizing of western culture since the end of the second world war.
Skojec, a realtor and father of two, told LifeSiteNews.com, that the observance of Sunday is worthwhile for its spiritual benefits.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2005/jul/05071803.html   (643 words)

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Normally we pick one day and shop til we drop, this year due to Michael's work schedule we split it into 2 half days...
The rule is, we don't stop shopping until it is completed.
I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.
sundaymorningcoffee.blogspot.com   (5879 words)

 Tell Nova Scotia Tourism industry NO to Sunday Shopping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
First we had Sunday shopping six weeks prior to Christmas, then a plebiscite is to follow this October in Nova Scotia.
They are now pressuring the provincial government to allow Sunday Shopping for another trial run this summer.
Being bothered by the decision to open stores on Sunday, we wrote some letters to the editor expressing our opposition to such a move.
members.tripod.com /~saveoursundays/tourismindustry.htm   (915 words)

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