Tartan Day Act

An Act respecting a Tartan Day

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 Feb. 12, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment designates the sixth day of April in each and every year as “Tartan Day”.


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Tartan Day ActRoutine Proceedings

February 12th, 2007 / 3:05 p.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-402, An Act respecting a Tartan Day.

Mr. Speaker, I probably should have allowed my colleague, the hon. member for Windsor—Tecumseh, to present this. It is ironic that a Dutchman would introduce a bill asking that April 6 be noticed as tartan day.

I thank Mrs. Jean Watson of lower Sackville, Nova Scotia for this great idea. The Scottish add great history to our country. Who cannot help celebrate January without a great Robbie Burns night?

We think it would be a great idea for the federal government and all parliamentarians recognize April 6 in Canada as tartan day in Canada.

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