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.
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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This enactment establishes St. John the Baptist Day as a national holiday.
June 12th, 2012 / 10:05 a.m.
François Lapointe Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, QC
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-432, An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day).
Mr. Speaker, every year St. John the Baptist Day is a special day in Quebec communities. This holiday conjures up events and symbols that remind us of our own experiences, especially as members of the Francophonie.
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is not just Quebeckers' national holiday; it is also celebrated in many other places, including other francophone communities in Canada and North America.
I am proud to introduce my bill in the House. The bill amends the Holidays Act by recognizing June 24 as a legal holiday celebrated across the country. I am honoured my colleague from Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou is seconding the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)