Monday, September 3, 2007

Canada's Ontario Province Considering New February Public Holiday

Sources: La Presse Canadienne, CNW Group, and Canada public holidays. The Prime Minister of the Province of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, has proposed the creation of a new public holiday, called Family Day, on the third Monday in February.

If this comes to pass, Ontario, Canada's most populous and richest province, would join Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba who, over the last 15 years, have all declared a Family Day public holiday in February (see our news post of April 8), and British Columbia, which is considering it (see our news post of February 17).