the first Family Day in Saskatchewan was February 19, 2007.
The annual number of days off remains unchanged for many, as Easter Monday is no longer considered a holiday by private businesses.
As Family Day is not recognized in the federal sphere, federal employees in all provinces (such as public servants and postal workers) work on this day.
In Yukon, one Friday in February is deemed Yukon Heritage Day.
British Columbia (BC) observes Family Day on the second Monday of February.
Two-thirds of Canadians live in a province that observes a February statutory holiday.
During the Ontario provincial election in 2007, Dalton Mc Guinty, of the Liberal Party, promised that, if re-elected premier, he would establish a provincial holiday in February.
On October 12, 2007, the provincial government established Family Day on the third Monday in February, to be first observed on February 18, 2008.
Businesses suggested the new holiday might cost them as much as 0 million a year, and have requested tax breaks to soften the economic impact.
The Saskatchewan government has provided million in corporate tax cuts, but most of the companies benefiting have adjusted the official days off such that the annual allotment remains the same.
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Many employers have substituted the popular Civic Holiday, which falls on the first Monday in August.