Tamil Heritage Month Act

An Act to designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month

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


Rathika Sitsabaiesan  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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The purpose of this enactment is to designate the month of January in each and every year as “Tamil Heritage Month”.


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Tamil Heritage Month Act
Routine Proceedings

January 31st, 2013 / 10:05 a.m.
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Rathika Sitsabaiesan Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-471, An Act to designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month.

Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to introduce this bill that will designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month.

This month is celebrated throughout the country by the more than 300,000 Canadians of Tamil heritage, as we recognize the cultural, political and economic contributions of Tamil Canadians in our communities.

I would like to acknowledge the organizations and individuals in Scarborough—Rouge River and across the country, who have organized events during this month, for the pride they take in our Tamil heritage. I am so pleased that this bill would enshrine Tamil Heritage Month into federal legislation.

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