Tuesday, January 08, 2008

This just in . . .

CP figures out that February holiday won’t come cheap and wasn't thought through – four months after it was announced

The Liberal government's plan to give Ontario workers a new holiday next month will cost municipal taxpayers millions of dollars, and Premier Dalton McGuinty admitted Tuesday there are still "wrinkles" to be ironed out regarding Family Day.

There are also fears the new statutory holiday will mean increased costs to clear roads if it snows on Feb. 18 because towns and cities would have to pay a premium to anyone called in to work due to a storm or other emergency such as a broken water main.
--“Family Day to cost Ontario municipal taxpayers millions of dollars,” Canadian Press, today

But CP saved the best for the end of the story:

"We're going to have to find a way to iron out some of the wrinkles that develop as we bring in place the very first Family Day," McGuinty said. "Undoubtedly there were wrinkles of this nature when they first put in place the original eight statutory holidays."

Damn you, Jesus!

3 comments:

Bill in Calgary said...

"We're going to have to find a way to iron out some of the wrinkles that develop as we bring in place the very first Family Day," McGuinty said.

It's not the first family day in this country. He should just phone Edmonton to get all the details. Alberta has had a February Family Day for many years.

Anonymous said...

Why do commies pretend to honor that which they are actively trying to destroy? (real conservative)

Greg said...

But he managed to plan ahead for the teachers unions by reducing their teaching days required by one day. I'm sure their union leaders realised the ramifications immediately and told their flunky how to handle it. Dance Pinochio, like a good little puppet.