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 After a firestorm of criticism for this down-grading of Christmas, a minister in the Harper government rescinded the directive.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?