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Canada BC Public Holiday February 11
 
(Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013)

Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia (Victoria)

The Premier of Canada's Province of British Columbia, Christy Clark, has confirmed that Monday, February 11, 2013, would be the first occurrence of the new, Family Day, annual public holiday in British Columbia.

After her election (05-Oct-2011), Premier Clark had announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, would be the first occurrence of a new, Family Day, annual public holiday, thus making good on the promise she had made earlier that year (03-Feb-2011), when running for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party.

However, last spring (11-May-2012), British Columbia's Labour Minister, Margaret MacDiarmid, announced a social media campaign to determine when exactly in February to set this new annual non-working public holiday with a view to avoid congestion on the BC ski slopes.

Following that social media campaign (29-May-2012), Premier Clark finally announced that Monday, February 11, 2013, would be the first occurrence of the new, Family Day, annual public holiday in British Columbia.

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 (11-Oct-2007 and 26-Sep-2007) and 2 years later by the Province of Prince Edward Island (27-Nov-2008).

Note that, ironically, in the case of the Province of Prince Edward Island, the initial date for the new February public holiday was the second Monday of February (27-Nov-2008 and 06-Apr-2008), and that it was subsequently changed to the third Monday of February (24-Apr-2009).

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 2012-05-29: Canada's BC Family Day Public Holiday Changed
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 2007-10-11: Canada's Family Day Public Holiday Will Extend To Ontario In 2008
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