Hispanic Heritage Month Act

An Act to designate the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month

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


Mark Adler  Conservative

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


Introduced, as of Dec. 11, 2014
(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 month of October in each and every year as “Hispanic Heritage Month”.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Hispanic Heritage Month ActRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2014 / 10:05 a.m.
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Mark Adler Conservative York Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-646, An Act to designate the month of April as National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to introduce my private member's bill, an act to designate the month of October as Hispanic heritage month.

Hispanic Canadians represent a dynamic community that has made important contributions to the growth and prosperity of Canada. In fact, in 2011, almost 900,000 people declared Spanish as their native language and reported Latin American and Spanish origins. This number is growing each and every year.

By nationally proclaiming October as Hispanic heritage month, our nation would formally recognize and celebrate the rich contributions of Hispanic Canadians to the fabric of our culture and society, and provide national opportunities for Hispanic populations in Canada to share and promote their unique culture and traditions with their fellow Canadians. Above all, Hispanic heritage month would be an opportunity to remember, celebrate, and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of all Hispanic people in Canada.

It is my hope that members will support this bill.

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