Some people were opposed to the Ontario government's decision to create this holiday in 2007. They feel Ontarians already have far too many public holidays. But more than 30 prosperous European and Asian nations have more, not less, public holidays than Canada. This list includes France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, and many others.
The problem isn't that Canada has too many holidays. Our country needs more public holidays to catch up with the rest of the world!