National Veterans Funeral Honours Act

An Act respecting funeral honours to veterans

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Cheryl Gallant  Conservative

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


Not active, as of Nov. 4, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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National Veterans Funeral Honours ActRoutine Proceedings

November 4th, 2004 / 10:15 a.m.
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Cheryl Gallant Conservative Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-262, an act respecting funeral honours to veterans.

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to introduce my private member's bill, an act respecting funeral honours to veterans.

The purpose of the bill is to recognize the great sacrifice of the men and women who served in Canada's armed forces. The legislation would provide for a military guard of honour to provide the dignity and respect our veterans deserve.

Currently various regiments provide some benefits to their comrades on an ad hoc basis. The bill would provide recognition for service by a grateful nation.

An advisory council to the Minister of Veterans Affairs recently recommended improved funeral and burial benefits for veterans. Therefore it gives me pleasure to recognize their work and complement their recommendations with this bill.

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