Family Day: New Ontario Statutory Holiday


Everything has a history. Have you ever wondered why the new Ontario Holiday became statutory? Was it just another great idea from the provincial government or is there something more?

My fellow blogger Will Kinchlea recently posted this and it caused me to do some research. Here’s a quote;

Unofficially, the government of Upper Canada made the third february of every year “McKenzie Family Day.” nearly 200 years later, the Ontario government recognized the holiday and made it statuatory for all employers who felt like following it. Unfortunately, the name McKenzie had been lost to the annals of time and bureaucracy, leaving only our time-honoured “Family Day.”

ht to Living a Mystery:Blood & Water

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