Seniors' Day Act

An Act respecting a Seniors’ Day

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 and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(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 first Sunday of February in each and every year as “Seniors’ Day” in recognition of the contribution made by seniors to Canadian society.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Seniors' Day ActRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:15 p.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-211, An Act respecting a Seniors’ Day.

Mr. Speaker, this is a non-monetary bill.

Many seniors in my riding have asked that a special day be marked on the calendar honouring the work and sacrifices made by our seniors. It would be just a token gesture to pick a day on the calendar as seniors' day to recognize and honour those golden citizens, as we call them, for their great work in building this country, for keeping an eye on us and for helping to raise us.

This is a non-monetary bill and something which could be adopted unanimously fairly quickly.

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