I am greatly disturbed and upset by Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark’s proposal to create a holiday
between January 1st. and the next ensuing holiday. She is using the term ‘Family Day’ to designate this proposed holiday.
Although I am sure that another holiday will take some of the burdens of our daily struggle to cope with our economic
situation, and our perceived impression of Government waste and corruption off of our shoulders, I am outraged
by her use of the term ‘Family Day’.
I had thought that we in Canada had finally come to the realization that the names that we give to our holidays are
distasteful and even hurting to our citizens who do not share in the meaning of those said holidays, and had done
our utmost to rename those said holidays to make our said citizens’ feel included in those said holidays.
Ms. Clark, I beg and implore you to think of the citizens of our Province who do not have families and who would
be tortured by being reminded of this fact every year between January 1st. and the next ensuing holiday.
I also feel that even our holidays that have had names re designated for them are still very troubling to some of
our fellow citizens who’s values and beliefs differ from the designated names of those said holidays.
To this end I propose that we further re designate our holidays as follows:
January 1st. Holiday one. (Not every one celebrates News Day on the first of January)
Then all the ensuing holidays as follows: Holiday two, Holiday three, Holiday four etc. etc.
I realize and regret that this may disturb some of our numerically challenged citizens, but I do not think
that it would cause near the misery and pain that the present designations needlessly do.