The Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor gave the Speech from the Throne this afternoon in Saskatchewan. The focus was on making life better for Saskatchewan Families and building a better future in Saskatchewan for young people.
There were some key areas that the government focused on, but the big one was…. Saskatchewan has a new Holiday!
Starting February 19th, 2007, (Note: I had a wrong date here earlier) Saskatchewan will have a new statutory holiday on that day. Like Alberta, we are calling it Family Day. I don’t know if that’s the best name in the world, but it doesn’t really matter – what matters is, we all get another day off!
This is pretty unusual for a throne speech, usually they are just platitudes and promises, and the NDP have been no exception to this – except for today.
Given that the theme of the speech was “making life better for Saskatchewan Families” this is a pretty decent way to emphasize that theme. I think everyone will be a little bit better off in Saskatchewan in February.
And lord knows, we need all the help we can get, in Saskatchewan, in February, brrrrr
Update: The Sask Party opposes the creation of the holiday - what are they thinking?
Opposition Sask Party leader Brad Wall says we don’t need another one [stat holiday]: You know we just finished a by-election in Weyburn Big Muddy .. and I knocked a lot of doors myself and I heard nothing from the people of the province about a demand for another stat holiday.
-(CJME, 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct 26, 2006)