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The day is known as Louis Riel Day, a name suggested by Manitoba school students, in honour of Louis Riel, the Métis leader who lead the fight to maintain aboriginal rights.
The provincial government of Prince Edward Island introduced Islander Day in 2009, due to the rising trend of a 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.
Its creation raised Ontario's number of statutory holidays to nine per year.
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As this does not coincide with Presidents Day, it also provides two consecutive long weekends for tourism, particularly at BC's many ski resorts.The second and third Mondays in February are regular working days in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the territories.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.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.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.
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Getty faced considerable criticism at the time; many employers felt an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden.