National Health and Fitness Day Act

An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day

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


John Weston  Conservative

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 designates the first Saturday of June in each and every year as “National Health and Fitness Day”.

It also provides that the Government of Canada is to encourage local governments to recognize the first Saturday in June, in each and every year, as National Health and Fitness Day and to make their health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities available to Canadians at a reduced rate or free of charge.


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National Health and Fitness Day Act
Routine Proceedings

September 24th, 2012 / 3:05 p.m.
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John Weston West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-443, An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day.

Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce my private member's bill, an act to establish a national health and fitness day.

The bill encourages local governments to open the doors of their facilities on a complementary basis on the first Saturday of June each year. It will benefit Canadians by encouraging participation in healthy physical activities at a time when obesity-related conditions such as diabetes are taking an increasing toll on our health and economy.

My bill enjoys broad support in this House, from the member for Sackville—Eastern Shore and from members of the Conservative Party, the NDP, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.

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