I love my family, and anytime I can spend with them — I will take.
With that out of the way, I think it’s STUPID that BC’s family day is on a different Monday than the rest of the country. Ya, ya, businesses here offer “deals” to BC Families (on the ski hill) because they want to sell out TWO weekends rather than just one — yadda yadda…that’s corporate Bullsh*t.
What about families who are split between provinces? They don’t even get to have family day together for an extended long weekend! What about those who “have to work” because their companies are based in, or affected by, other provinces? The “down-sides” go on and on. Our Premier, Christy Clarke, says that public consultation showed that we didn’t want to stand in line with other vacationers from Canada (and the US, as they celebrate George Washington’s Birthday), well guess what: The mountains were packed, we all stand in line.
There is a petition to have family day changed to line up with the REST OF CANADA...find it here.
This is just one more of the ever increasing head-scratchers that come with living in my home province.
After living in Ontario, for 9 years, I had a major view of how very different the rules are there vs. here. Now, I’m not saying that it’s necessarily “better” in the east — but there are a few things that, perhaps, BC could align with. IE: FREE MEDICAL for ALL RESIDENTS. It’s called OHIP. You live there for 3 months and you get your card. No “monthly fee” — none of that. I cannot wrap my head around how the BC Government (whomever is in power, whenever) can argue that our Province needs families to pay monthly fees when the rest of the country doesn’t! This is an issue we should all be marching for. Being lucky enough to be able to afford MSP this isn’t something that hits my family — but I do imagine just how many are stretching their grocery money “that much farther” to cover the family’s MSP payments.
You can join 65,000 others on the petition to fix THIS in BC, here.
End rant (for this Hallmark non-holiday).