Tartan Day Act

An Act respecting a Tartan 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 sixth day of April in each and every year as “Tartan Day”.


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.

March 10th, 2011 / 11:30 a.m.
See context


Bernard Bigras Bloc Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

He's talking about Bill C-214.

March 10th, 2011 / 11:30 a.m.
See context


Bernard Bigras Bloc Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

The answer is yes. In 2000, Bill C-214 by my former colleague Daniel Turp was introduced and had a similar purpose. Many members supported the bill. So it will be understood that this is not new. The debate was held in Parliament in 2000. The people around the table clearly were not all in agreement, but at least this type of bill, which introduced nothing new, was debated in the House of Commons. This is essentially what we're asking. My Liberal colleague was entirely right earlier to say that we do not have to take a position on the merits of the bill. We simply have to determine whether it is possible to debate it, to the extent that it is not all clear.

Tartan Day ActRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:20 p.m.
See context


Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-214, An Act respecting a Tartan Day.

Mr. Speaker, this is in honour of our great friend and former colleague, Mr. Bill Blaikie, who is a very proud Scotsman.

Many Scots groups across the country, in just about every province and territory, have a tartan day on April 6. We ask that the federal government, in a non-monetary way, recognize April 6 as national tartan day to honour and recognize all those people from the great land of Scotland who migrated to Canada over the years and helped build this country.

Of course, being from Nova Scotia, new Scotland, we think it would be a wonderful gesture to honour and recognize their great sacrifice and service to our country.

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