Today is the second annual Family Day holiday in Ontario, or as I prefer to call it, Thanks For Voting Liberal Day. It has been two years since a shameless Premier McGuinty rewarded the citizens of Ontario with their own money by proclaiming a new statutory holiday to fulfill an election promise made in the 2008 election.
I'm used to being cynical about politics but the Ontario Liberals plumb the depths of political malaise. When McGuinty announced that he would give Ontarians a day off as a reward for re-electing him, I thought no politician could dish out pork so transparently. I guess I was wrong. Despite warnings that the new holiday would cost millions, a cost which would inevitably be passed on to consumers and taxpayers, McGuinty proclaimed the holiday with an Order in Council immediately after the election. Then he told us in that Sunday-school teacher tone that he uses when telling us what's good for us, that "there is nothing more valuable to families than time together."
I guess that's especially true when done at public expense.