Does B.C. Conservative MLA John van Dongen hate families?
Today (May 28), Premier Christy Clark revealed that the new statutory holiday, Family Day, will take place on the second Monday in all Februarys for the rest of time.
While the majority of us are thrilled about the creation of a much-needed respite in what is truly the worst of all months, this announcement just isn't good enough for B.C. Conservative MLA John van Dongen.
Why? Because Family Day doesn't create jobs.
"This announcement will not create a single new job," van Dongen said in a media release today (May 28). "In fact, it will likely cost some jobs in the private sector."
Mr. van Dongen, while I know you have no love of Premier Clark, I imagine you do have a family, some members of which you might actually like spending time with. This new holiday isn't about taking money out of people's pockets; it's about allowing citizens to take a day off and spend it with people they love. Or, for the social agoraphobes, sitting alone at home blissfully enjoying a day in which they don't have to talk to a single person.
And, this may come as a shock to you, but not everyone considers money to be the only way to bring joy into our lives.
In the future, announcements about province-wide stat holidays should be greeted with a "This is a good thing for my quality of life" instead of fearmongering statements that make you look anti-family. You don't hate families do you, Mr. van Dongen?
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