An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

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.


Chris Charlton  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 4, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Holidays Act to make Remembrance Day a legal holiday and give it the same status as Canada Day.


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Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
Routine Proceedings

February 4th, 2009 / 3:20 p.m.
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Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-287, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce a bill, which its adoption I have advocated since I was first elected to the House. My bill to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance) would honour those who have sacrificed their lives for our country by making Remembrance Day a legal holiday.

I look forward to the bill's quick passage to honour all of those who have died serving our country.

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