National Seal Products Day Act

An Act respecting National Seal Products Day

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


Second reading (House), as of June 17, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment designates May 20 as “National Seal Products Day”.


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National Seal Products Day ActRoutine Proceedings

June 17th, 2015 / 4:35 p.m.
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Ryan Leef Conservative Yukon, YT

moved for leave to introduce Bill S-224, An Act respecting National Seal Products Day.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to introduce this piece of legislation recognizing that humans have depended on ocean resources, including seals and other marine animals, for nourishment for thousands of years and that Canada's aboriginal peoples and coastal communities have developed traditional knowledge of how to use these resources. Of course, the traditional, cultural, and heritage practices of Canada's aboriginal people and coastal communities respect these ocean resources, and they should be preserved and recognized. Therefore, this legislation seeks to establish that the 20th day of May every year be known as national seal products day.

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