In the run-up to the provincial election on Oct. 10, the Ontario Liberals have promised Ontarians a mind-winter holiday in February. They argue that there is a long dreary stretch between Christmas and Easter when there is no holiday. Further they say the breadwinner (or breadwinners because so many mothers and fathers are working), need more time off to spend with their families. In fact, they propose to call the holiday “Family Day”. (Alberta already has one.)
The Globe and Mail pours cold water on the idea calling it a political ploy. Also the Globe argues that Canada is having difficulty with our productivity and more days off would damage that further.
Still and all, do you think Quebec should have a mid-winter holiday?
What would you call it? What about Rene Levesque day?