Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby OKkayak » Aug 6th, 2019, 7:17 pm

bb49 wrote:Didn't Justin promise us another Statutory Holiday?

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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby oneh2obabe » Aug 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm

Federally mandated stat holidays are New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas Day. Any other stat is decided by provinces or territories.

The proposed new stat is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. If the bill is passed, it will be on September 30. At this point it's unclear if this is going to be national statutory holiday or up to provinces and territories to adopt it and if it will apply only to federal employees or everyone. It is also not known what year will the first observation take place.

Indigenous communities oppose to using September 30 for this new proposed holiday because September 30 is when Orange Shirt Day is currently observed and the indigenous leaders feel that combining a day of celebration with a day of reconciliation is "inappropriate and disrespectful".
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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby Btfsplck » Aug 7th, 2019, 10:03 am

flamingfingers wrote:Nice thought, but no cigar:


I love the double standard. Too funny.

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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby twobits » Aug 7th, 2019, 5:07 pm

bb49 wrote:Didn't Justin promise us another Statutory Holiday? It was going to be Indiginous Day or something like that. What ever happened to it?


Just how many employer and/or taxpayer funded days off is enough??? In BC we already have a minimum of 10 paid stats with some labour contracts raising that number to 12 with Easter Monday and Boxing Day. That is an additional 2 weeks or more of paid time off on top of annual vacation time. Everyone likes paid time off but someone has to pay for it and ultimately it is either the consumer, the taxpayer or loss of Canadian competitiveness in the global economy.
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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby OKkayak » Aug 7th, 2019, 6:31 pm

twobits wrote:Just how many employer and/or taxpayer funded days off is enough??? In BC we already have a minimum of 10 paid stats with some labour contracts raising that number to 12 with Easter Monday and Boxing Day. That is an additional 2 weeks or more of paid time off on top of annual vacation time. Everyone likes paid time off but someone has to pay for it and ultimately it is either the consumer, the taxpayer or loss of Canadian competitiveness in the global economy.

Countries in Europe have 11/12/13 stats a year, plus 30 days paid vacation a year plus an extra monthly pay cheque to pay for your vacation and their economy is just fine.
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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby Sparki55 » Aug 7th, 2019, 6:43 pm

OKkayak wrote:Countries in Europe have 11/12/13 stats a year, plus 30 days paid vacation a year plus an extra monthly pay cheque to pay for your vacation and their economy is just fine.


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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby OKkayak » Aug 7th, 2019, 7:05 pm




Germany has a better GDP than Canada. Higher budget surplus. Lower public share of Government debt, lower personal debt and lower unemployment. Economy is just fine. Prost :130:
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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby Urban Cowboy » Aug 7th, 2019, 7:49 pm




OKkayak wrote:Germany has a better GDP than Canada. Higher budget surplus. Lower public share of Government debt, lower personal debt and lower unemployment. Economy is just fine. Prost :130:


Plus they had to rebuild much of the country after the war, yet are still in admirable shape.
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Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

Postby OKkayak » Aug 7th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Urban Cowboy wrote:Plus they had to rebuild much of the country after the war, yet are still in admirable shape.

Two wars to be exact.
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