Assistance to Students Visiting Military Memorial Sites Abroad Act

An Act to propose and examine a program giving financial assistance to high-school students visiting military memorial sites abroad

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Peter Stoffer  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(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 Canadian Heritage to initiate a process for proposing and considering a program to give financial assistance to groups of high-school students travelling to visit military memorial sites abroad.

Elsewhere

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Assistance to Students Visiting Military Memorial Sites Abroad Act
Routine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:30 p.m.
See context

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-226, An Act to propose and examine a program giving financial assistance to high-school students visiting military memorial sites abroad.

Mr. Speaker, as the veterans affairs critic for the NDP, and on behalf of my constituents and the House, I have had the opportunity to travel with delegations to very famous war sites and gravesites of our brave fallen around the world.

Several times while there, the great Mr. Cliff Chadderton indicated that it would be wonderful if all students had an opportunity at least once in their lives to go overseas to Europe to see these gravesites in order to completely understand the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in previous conflicts around the world.

This bill would encourage discussions by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and the school boards to see if there is a way to allow all students, at least once during their educational career, a chance to travel overseas to see these gravesites and understand the sacrifices made by our brave men and women.

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