Yesterday a senior bureaucrat in Ottawa sent out a directive to banish tinsel, trees and holiday wreathes from front-line Service Canada offices across Quebec. After a firestorm of criticism for this down-grading of Christmas, a minister in the Harper government rescinded the directive. The move makes Santa safe for another year.
A union official commented: « We have trouble in Quebec with handling Christmas. As a society, we’re struggling to figure out how to deal with reasonable accomodation of minorities. »
This raises another question. Is it still politically correct to wish some one a « Merry Christmas. » For reasons I don’t totally understand, I am drifting to using « Happy holidays. » Is there something the matter with me?
Is « Merry Christmas » still politically correct?
What do you think?