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British Columbia introducing family day; Jobless rate declines in September
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011

British Columbia introducing family day

VICTORIA — British Columbia will join Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan in celebrating Family Day. The new statutory holiday will be celebrated on the third Monday of every February starting in 2013 to give employers time to adjust. Manitoba (Louis Riel Day) and Prince Edward Island (Islander Day) also have holidays on the same date. The announcement came as part of the throne speech, which partly focused on job creation. “In the coming months, we will chart a clear course for British Columbia as we navigate through these challenging economic times,” said Premier Christy Clark. “We have a plan to protect and create jobs across British Columbia, and delivering on Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan will be my central mission.”

Jobless rate declines in September