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New Brunswick Mulls Family Day Public Holiday

Source: Province of New Brunswick (Moncton)
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: June 29, 2020

The Minister of Social Development of Canada's Province of New Brunswick, Cathy Rogers, has announced that her government was preparing a bill to declare a new annual "Family Day" non-working public holiday in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick, possibly beginning in 2017.

If the Canadian Province of New Brunswick were to add a new annual Family Day non-working public holiday in February, it would join many other Canadian provinces which have declared an annual non-working public holiday in February over the past years: the third Monday of February for almost 2 decades in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, since 2008 by Ontario and Manitoba (2007-10-11 and 2007-09-26) and later by the Province of Prince Edward Island (2009-04-24, 2008-11-27, 2008-04-06), since 2013 in British Columbia (2013-01-31, 2012-05-29, 2012-05-11, 2011-10-05, and 2011-02-03), albeit on the second Monday of February, rather than the third Monday of February, and most recently in Nova Scotia (2014-06-28 and 2013-12-06).

Recall that, in 2010 (2010-09-06), the 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. His government was, however defeated in that year's autumn elections (2010-09-28), leaving the promise unheeded.

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