An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day)

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

Sponsor

Claude Gravelle  NDP

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

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This enactment establishes St. John the Baptist Day as a national holiday.

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Holidays Act
Routine Proceedings

June 23rd, 2011 / 10:15 a.m.
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NDP

Claude Gravelle Nickel Belt, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-262, An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to introduce my private member's bill, An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day). This bill is seconded by the member for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine and would make St. John the Baptist Day a national holiday in Canada.

As Franco-Ontarians, my family and I have always enjoyed celebrating this holiday. French Canadians across the country have said that they support this important holiday.

I invite all members to support this bill, which will allow us to celebrate our rich Quebec, Franco-Ontarian, Franco-Manitoban, Franco-Albertan and Acadian culture on June 24.

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