New bill would create N.S. February holiday starting in 2015

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HALIFAX – Nova Scotians will get a new statutory holiday beginning in February 2015 under new legislation introduced Thursday.

Labour Minister Kelly Regan says the yet-to-be-named holiday will fall on the third Monday in February.

Regan says the government will ask young people to help decide what the holiday should be called.

Details of a naming process involving schools will be announced in the new year.

Nova Scotia will have six statutory holidays each year once the bill passes.

Regan says the mid-winter break will deliver on a commitment to provide workers with more time with their families.

She says six other provinces currently have statutory holidays in February.

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