The Liberal Party of Canada's Province of New Brunswick has lost yesterday's general elections, thus dashing hopes for a new annual provincial public holiday on the third Monday of February.
Earlier this month (06-Sep-2010), then Prime Minister of New Brunswick, Shawn Graham, had announced that his government, if re-elected, would declare a new annual provincial public holiday, Family Day, on the third Monday of February.
New Brunswick would thus have become the 6th Canadian province to observe a provincial public holiday on the 3rd Monday of February, with long-time observers, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, having been joined by Manitoba (28-Apr-2007 and 26-Sep-2007) and Ontario (04-Sep-2007 and 11-Oct-2007), 3 years ago, and Prince Edward's Island, the year after (06-Apr-2008 and 24-Apr-2009).
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• 2017-04-26: Canada NB Family Day Public Holiday Announced
• 2017-01-13: Canada NB Family Day Public Holiday Update
• 2016-02-14: Canada Mulls NB Family Day Public Holiday
• 2010-09-06: Canada Family Day Public Holiday Could Be Extended
• 2009-04-24: Canada Amends Islander Day Public Holiday
• 2008-04-06: Canada's PEI Province Adds February Public Holiday
• 2007-10-11: Canada's Family Day Public Holiday Will Extend To Ontario In 2008
• 2007-09-26: Canada: New Manitoba Public Holiday Confirmed And Baptized
• 2007-09-04: Canada's Ontario Province Considering New February Public Holiday
• 2007-04-28: Canada's Manitoba Province New Public Holiday On Third Monday In February