An Act to amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.


Jean-François Fortin  Bloc

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


Introduced, as of Nov. 19, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment provides that the Government of Canada's multiculturalism policy does not apply in Quebec.


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Canadian Multiculturalism ActRoutine Proceedings

November 19th, 2013 / 10 a.m.
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Jean-François Fortin Bloc Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-553, An Act to amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec).

Mr. Speaker, recent discussions about Quebec values have very clearly demonstrated the fundamental difference between Quebec and Canadian perceptions of common values and the integration of newcomers.

Given that Quebeckers form a nation, they have the right to decide themselves how to define their identity and protect their common values, particularly regarding the protection of the French language, the neutrality of the state and gender equality.

That is why I am introducing a bill today to exclude Quebec from the jurisdiction of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which is not adapted to Quebec realities.

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