An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day)

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

Sponsor

Claude Gravelle  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 15, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment establishes St. John the Baptist Day as a national holiday.

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Holidays ActRoutine Proceedings

June 15th, 2010 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Claude Gravelle NDP Nickel Belt, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-540, An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to speak today to introduce a private member's bill entitled An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day). This bill aims simply to make St. John the Baptist Day a national Canadian holiday.

As Franco-Ontarians, my family and I have always celebrated this holiday, which is very important to us. Since being elected to Parliament, I have come to realize how important this holiday is for French Canadians across the country, and I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the rich culture of Quebeckers, Franco-Ontarians, Franco-Manitobans, Franco-Albertans or Acadians than making June 24 a day to celebrate St. John the Baptist Day from one end of the country to the other.

I am pleased that the bill is being seconded by my colleague from Timmins—James Bay.

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