Pierre Elliott Trudeau Day Act

An Act to establish Pierre Elliott Trudeau Day

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


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Not active, as of Oct. 19, 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 October 18 in each and every year as Pierre Elliott Trudeau Day in recognition of the contribution made by Pierre Elliott Trudeau to Canadian society.


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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Day ActRoutine Proceedings

October 19th, 2007 / 12:05 p.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-463, An Act to establish Pierre Elliott Trudeau Day.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured and privileged to introduce my private member's bill that would designate October 18 each year Pierre Elliott Trudeau day. October 18 was the late prime minister's birthday.

Pierre Trudeau's innovation, dedication to Canada and truly progressive approach to public policy inspired me and countless other Canadians to become involved in the political process. This is my humble way of giving something back to him.

Generations to come will recall his name long after most of us here are forgotten, for he transformed our country, challenged us to think differently and encouraged us as people to take our place in the world.

I invite all members to join me in supporting the bill to declare October 18 Pierre Elliott Trudeau day.

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