Defence of Canada Medal Act (1946-1989)

An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Defence of Canada Medal (1946-1989)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Carol Hughes  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 8, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

The purpose of this enactment is to establish a medal to be awarded to the persons who served in the defence of Canada during the period 1946-1989.

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Defence of Canada Medal Act (1946-1989)Routine Proceedings

October 8th, 2009 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Carol Hughes NDP Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-460, An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Defence of Canada Medal (1946-1989).

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to be able to table the bill entitled An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Defence of Canada Medal (1946-1989).

This act represents the hard work and vision of one of my constituents, retired captain Ulrich Krings of Elliot Lake, who presented me with this proposal to have a medal struck to honour the men and women who served in the defence of Canada during the Cold War.

It will honour the people who defended Canada in both the regular and reserve forces, police forces, emergency measures organizations, as well as civil organizations such as St. John Ambulance, which were concerned with the protection of Canada from within Canada.

The medal would recognize the support these men and women gave Canadians and the hours spent training and practising for an attack on Canadian soil that, thankfully, never happened. Their service to our country represents a period of time when we became aware of just how fragile peace can be.

Many will remember the air raid sirens and emergency measures drills that characterized the era. This medal would give something back to all those who worked in those years to keep us safe and prepared.

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