Canadian Soldiers' and Peacekeepers' Memorial Wall Act

An Act to establish a Memorial Wall for Canada’s fallen soldiers and peacekeepers

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Inky Mark  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of March 27, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Minister of National Defence to establish a Memorial Wall that will comprise the names of Canada’s fallen soldiers and peacekeepers and have it located on a suitable area of public land.

Elsewhere

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Canadian Soldiers' and Peacekeepers' Memorial Wall Act
Routine Proceedings

March 27th, 2007 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

Inky Mark Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-417, An Act to establish a Memorial Wall for Canada’s fallen soldiers and peacekeepers.

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise this morning to present a bill to establish a memorial wall for Canada's fallen soldiers and peacekeepers.

Since 1885, over 115,000 people have shown unconditional sacrifice and have died in the service of this country. Before 1970, by Canadian law, those who had fallen were buried in the country in which they died. These individuals either were lost at sea or were buried outside Canada, in 73 countries around the world.

A memorial wall would be the only national memorial to properly honour all those who have given their lives in war and peacekeeping duties. It would allow Canadians and visitors the opportunity to understand the magnitude of the sacrifice that was made to ensure we maintain the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

In closing, I want to thank Messrs. Ed and Robert Forsyth, who did yeoman service on this issue. Those who have a greater interest in this issue can look at their website at www.memorialwall.ca.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)