Ontario Liberals propose new holiday in February

    Family Day Will Give Hard-Working Ontarians More Time To Spend With Loved

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty today proposed a new
holiday in February which would recognize the importance of Ontario families
by giving hard-working Ontarians more time to spend with the people they love.
    "As a parent, I understand how important it is to spend time with family
- and how hard that can be given the hurried, just-in-time lives we all lead,"
said Premier McGuinty.
    Adding Family Day to the calendar will give Ontario workers a total of
nine long weekends per year. This puts Ontario on par with Saskatchewan,
Alberta, British Columbia and the Territories.
    Family Day is one more step the Ontario Liberals are taking to strengthen
our province by strengthening its people.
    In four short years, Ontarians have worked together to reduce class
sizes, shorten wait times and improve the quality of our air and water. This
progress has strengthened the education, health and quality of life of our
workers - allowing us to be even more innovative, competitive and productive.
    Now, it's time to reward hard-working Ontarians with that most precious
of gifts - time to spend with one another. The new holiday would recognize
Ontarians' achievements, reward their hard work, and give them a much-needed
day to rest and recharge.
    "We all spend our time differently," said McGuinty, "but we can all agree
we would love to have more time to spend doing the things that bring us closer
together and that enrich our lives, deepen our friendships and nourish our

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