Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act

An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation

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

Sponsor

Sean Casey  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 13, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment recognizes Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation.

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Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation ActRoutine Proceedings

March 13th, 2015 / 12:05 p.m.
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Liberal

Sean Casey Liberal Charlottetown, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-659, An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation.

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to table a private member's bill to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation.

We just went through a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the meetings of the Fathers of Confederation in Charlottetown. Immediately after the 2014 celebrations, Province House began a substantial renovation. It is my sincere hope that this bill will pass in time for the 150th anniversary of Confederation itself. There was, in 1996, a declaration by the Prime Minister that gave Charlottetown this very recognition; the goal of this bill is to enshrine that declaration into an act of Parliament.

I would particularly like to recognize the substantial efforts by Philip Brown from Charlottetown, who was instrumental in pushing to have this measure come to the floor of the House of Commons.

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