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Well here's 1 promise Mr. Pointyhead didn't break:

MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT BACK TO WORK WITH A HOLIDAY FOR HARD-WORKING FAMILIES

Family Day To Be Celebrated Every Third Monday Of February

QUEEN'S PARK — Premier Dalton McGuinty got back to work today on behalf of hard-working Ontario families by confirming that he would create a new statutory holiday this February called Family Day.

"There is nothing more valuable to families than time together. And yet it seems tougher than ever to find, with so many of us living such busy lives," McGuinty said.

"That's why, on the third Monday of this coming February — and every February from now on — Ontarians deserve a new statutory holiday — Family Day."

Adding Family Day to the calendar would give Ontario workers and families a total of nine statutory holidays per year, putting the province on par with Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

In addition, although not recognized as a statutory holiday under the Employment Standards Act, the first Monday in August is observed as a civic holiday in many Ontario municipalities.

"I can think of no better way for our government to get to work than by rewarding Ontarians for all their hard work, and for their belief that when we work together, build together and dream together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish."

Premier McGuinty also pledged to continue working hard on behalf of the people of Ontario as his government begins its second mandate.

"We will continue to move forward, together. And moving forward, for our government, means that we must work as hard, care as deeply and dream as vividly as the people we are privileged to represent," he said.

"We live in the greatest province in the most blessed country in the world," said McGuinty. "We have made great progress, together, in the past four years — and we know we have more to do in the next four years."[/b]

Since our holidays negotiated during our contract talks, CAW members that work at the Big 3 plants will miss out on this holiday this winter. Hopefully we'll get it in next year's talks.
 

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Yeah, we need the extra day of rest after working our butts off to pay for the largest one time tax increase in Ontario history he nailed us with after his last election.

Maybe the extra day will help my back since he took that part of our health care coverage away as well.

Perhaps I'll sit on the couch and read the paper after having to pay for an eye exam.

Thanks Mr Pointyhead.
 

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Yeah, we need the extra day of rest after working our butts off to pay for the largest one time tax increase in Ontario history he nailed us with after his last election.

Maybe the extra day will help my back since he took that part of our health care coverage away as well.

Perhaps I'll sit on the couch and read the paper after having to pay for an eye exam.

Thanks Mr Pointyhead.[/b]


I am with you on this one!!! How can the people of Ontario be so stupid to put him back in power.


God HELP US ALL!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I am with you on this one!!! How can the people of Ontario be so stupid to put him back in power.
God HELP US ALL!!!!!!!!!!![/b]
Four more years of "pass the Vaseline please"
 

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At least the holiday is in prime sledding season.
 

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Its Sledders Day
 

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Just call him.......Mr. McGoofy Pointyhead. :lol:
 

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Its Sledders Day[/b]
I'm loving it! That will be a four day weekend for me, right in the middle of sledding season. Awesome.
And I'll never understand how the people complaining about taxes are always the same people complaining about the problems with OHIP. Makes no sense.
 

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And I'll never understand how the people complaining about taxes are always the same people complaining about the problems with OHIP. Makes no sense.[/b]
Really now. So you have no problem with what McGuinty did?
 

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Norman Bates is what I call him
 

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Really now. So you have no problem with what McGuinty did?[/b]
No, not when I consider the options.
There's no easy answer in politics.
Do you believe that the deficit that McGuinty faced when he took office was much bigger then Ernie Eves said it would be?
Do you think that the health care system needs the money?
Explain how you can complain both about the quality of care we're recieving, and the taxes that pay for it.
 

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I am with you on this one!!! How can the people of Ontario be so stupid to put him back in power.
God HELP US ALL!!!!!!!!!!![/b]
Who else was there? John Tory? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He deserved to loose just for being so cocky as he was, he thaught his party would trounce the Liberals, and he F***ed it all up.

I think this just proves to everyone not to mix religion and politics in our society.

Mcguinty may be an idiot, but there wasn't much else to pick from.
 

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yes our stat holiday is February 19 it's called Louis Riel Day our school children picked the name.... we have the wonderful sled day too...



Rick :D
 

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yes our stat holiday is February 19 it's called Louis Riel Day our school children picked the name.... we have the wonderful sled day too...
Rick :D[/b]
at least it celebrates your heritage in Manitoba

God forbid we try that here in Ontario,we have too many people to offend,so we pick a generic name like Family Day
 

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there is a disagreement here about politics :lmao:[/b]
Actually not politics but character. Doesn't matter what party it would have been, when you get elected on a specific platform you should be able to deliver, within reason of course.
 
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