An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day)
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
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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)