An Act to amend the Workers Mourning Day Act (national flag to be flown at half-mast)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

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


Not active, as of April 24, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to provide that, on the twenty-eighth day of April of each year, the Canadian flag shall be flown at half-mast on federal premises throughout Canada.


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Workers Mourning Day ActRoutine Proceedings

April 24th, 2006 / 3:05 p.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

seconded by the member for Malpeque, moved for leave to introduce C-224, An Act to amend the Workers Mourning Day Act (national flag to be flown at half-mast).

He said: Mr. Speaker, as everyone knows, April 28 is the day of mourning, honouring those people who go to work and suffer either a loss of life or a severe injury on the job.

In honour of those people who built our country and those workers who go to work every day and who do not get to go home at night or who become seriously injured either physically or mentally, the bill proposes that the national flag of Canada should be lowered on April 28 in recognition of those workers and their families.

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