Christy Clark has proposed establishing a Family Day holiday as she campaigns for the B.C. Liberal party leadership.
The former deputy premier announced the idea today (January 10), suggesting the holiday should fall on the third Monday of February.
Clark noted in a news release there are no statutory holidays in B.C. between New Year’s and Easter.
She said families and workers could benefit from some extra time off during the winter, but acknowledged concern from businesses about the proposal.
Family Day is already in place during February in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.
On December 8, Clark officially declared her candidacy, saying she would focus on a families-first agenda.
Clark and five other candidates are competing to replace Premier Gordon Campbell. The Liberal party leadership vote takes place February 26.
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