Thursday, March 25, 2004


Liberal MP Pat O'Brien has taken up my long advocated cause of instituting a new statutory holiday between New Year's and Easter. Like me, O'Brien supports February 15, Flag Day, as the first option but he also suggests St. Patrick's day. While St. Patrick's day is widely celebrated in Canada I don't think its really the right day for a new statutory holiday.

We really should have a winter time holiday though. Most of this country experiences winter for five or even six months of the year. The least we can ask for is a day off in January or February to either enjoy it or escape from it depending on one's preference.

Posted by Matthew @ 3:15 a.m.