Military and Veteran Families Week Act

An Act respecting a Military and Veteran Families Week

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Kirsty Duncan  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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

This enactment designates the week of February 1 to 7 in each and every year as “Military and Veteran Families Week”.

Elsewhere

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Military and Veteran Families Week Act
Routine Proceedings

June 15th, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.
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Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-222, An Act respecting a Military and Veteran Families Week.

Mr. Speaker, our World War II veterans, Korean War veterans, Canadian Forces veterans and all Canadian Forces and reserves deserve more than one week of the year of recognition because of the enormity of their sacrifices. Their loved ones also deserve recognition and support.

My private member's bill calls upon the government to designate a national week for military and veterans families, to honour the families of our military and our veterans, and to acknowledge their sacrifices and their important roles.

It is my hope that designating a national week will encourage all Canadians to have increased recognition of the contributions of military and veterans families, and celebrate their spirit with a week of appropriate activities and ceremonies that pay tribute, support and thank these families, and increase awareness of the sacrifices made by them, particularly among Veterans Affairs Canada and the government.

I hope all hon. members will support the bill.

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