Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day Act

An Act to establish the Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day

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

Sponsor

Anne Minh-Thu Quach  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 11, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment designates the first Thursday in February in each and every year as “Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day”.

Elsewhere

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.

Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day ActRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2014 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Anne Minh-Thu Quach NDP Beauharnois—Salaberry, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-649, An Act to establish the Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day.

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House today to introduce my bill, which would designate the first Thursday in February in each and every year as Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day.

The optimist movement has been around for 90 years. Its members have long worked to develop the creative, cultural and sports potential of young people.

There are more than 630 optimist clubs in Canada, which have more than 16,000 members. Each club helps nearly 80 young people in every region. Each optimist club needs to recruit more volunteers. This would help young Canadians thrive, develop their potential and develop self-confidence.

Today, I want to thank my optimist sponsor in Saint-Anicet, André Picard, with whom I have worked a lot, as well as all of the other optimists I spoke with in developing this very positive bill.

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