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Canada Family Day Public Holiday Extended In 2013

Source: The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Premier of Canada's Province of British Columbia, Christy Clark, has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, would be the first occurrence of a new, Family Day, annual public holiday.

The aforementioned announcement makes good on the promise made earlier this year (2011-02-03), by Christy Clark, when she was the front-runner for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party of Canada's Province of British Columbia, and had said that she was in favor of adding a new annual February public holiday in British Columbia, if she became party leader and Premier (which she did).

The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan have long observed a Family Day public holiday on the third Monday of February. They were joined in 2008 by the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba (2007-10-11 and 2007-09-26) and 2 years later by the Province of Prince Edward Island (2009-04-24).

Last year (2010-09-06), the Premier of Canada's Province of New Brunswick, Shawn Graham, had also announced that his government, if re-elected, would declare a new annual provincial public holiday, Family Day, on the third Monday of February. Premier Graham was, however, not re-elected.

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