Search and Rescue Commemorative Monument Act

An Act to establish a commemorative monument for search and rescue personnel in Canada

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


Scott Simms  Liberal

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


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of June 19, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment requires the Minister of National Defence to establish a Search and Rescue Commemorative Monument to recognize the service and contributions of all persons in search and rescue operations in Canada.


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.

Search and Rescue Commemorative Monument ActRoutine Proceedings

June 19th, 2015 / 12:10 p.m.
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Scott Simms Liberal Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-703, An Act to establish a commemorative monument for search and rescue personnel in Canada.

Mr. Speaker, the bill calls for the creation of a search and rescue commemorative monument in order to recognize the services and contributions of search and rescue personnel across Canada. This is to commemorate the death of those in the service of all Canadians, who provide safety to all citizens. It is not just for the members of national defence, such as 103 Search and Rescue Squadron, which is in Gander in my riding, but also for the volunteer organizations and the police officers who provide such a valuable service to all Canadians. We wish them the best. We would set up this monument to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the service of others.

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