National Marine Day Act

An Act respecting a day to honour Canada’s marine industry

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


Mike Wallace  Conservative

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


Not active, as of May 26, 2008
(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 26th day of May in each and every year as a day to honour Canada’s marine industry.


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National Marine Day ActRoutine Proceedings

May 26th, 2008 / 3:10 p.m.
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Mike Wallace Conservative Burlington, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-549, An Act respecting a day to honour Canada’s marine industry.

Mr. Speaker, observance of a Canada marine day would honour Canada's marine industry past, present, and future. The marine industry holds immense prosperity for Canadians, especially in terms of transportation, jobs and recreational opportunities.

Canada is a marine superpower. The day would be incredibly important to the health of our economy. In many respects, the marine industry is the gateway to trade and the future of Canadian prosperity. Marine waterways form the primary line of trade with corridors that are linked to massive networks of rail, road and other transportation networks.

The bill would honour the role of the marine industry in the past, today and, more important, in the future.

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