Grandparents Day Act

An Act respecting Grandparents 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.


Olivia Chow  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 18, 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 second Sunday of September in each and every year as “Grandparents Day”.


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Grandparents Day ActRoutine Proceedings

June 18th, 2009 / 10:15 a.m.
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Olivia Chow NDP Trinity—Spadina, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-427, An Act respecting Grandparents Day.

Mr. Speaker, it is an absolute joy and wonder to be a grandparent. It gives me great pleasure to move, seconded by the member for Sudbury, the introduction of a bill that would make the second Sunday of September each year grandparents day.

As working parents are spending five more weeks working every year, grandparents are playing an increasingly nurturing role in family life and are a valuable link between generations.

This House passed a unanimous motion a few years ago but it has never adopted a bill or an act respecting grandparents day. We know that September is a busy period. Children go back to school and parents go back to work. So, it is a good time to pause and celebrate this intergenerational linkage, nurturing and learning.

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