Moving day: the tradition and the inconvenience

The Guardian Cities is running a Mireille Silcoff piece on moving day in Montreal. But the idea that the day was moved from May to July to mess with Canada Day is dubious: it was a bill proposed by Quebec Liberal justice minister Jérôme Choquette in 1973 because the May date cut into the school year and meant kids would sometimes have to write exams and finish their year in an unfamiliar school. Wikipedia.