Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act

An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation

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Wayne Easter  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 24, 2016

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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 24th, 2016 / 10:15 a.m.
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Liberal

Wayne Easter Liberal Malpeque, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-253, an Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table today a private member's bill entitled “an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation”.

I should note that this legislation was previously introduced by my colleague the member for Charlottetown.

The purpose of the legislation is to place in statute the recognition extended by proclamation of the government of the Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, in September 1996, namely that Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, be recognized as the birthplace of Confederation.

As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the legislation I am tabling today affirms a significant historical event in our nation's history, and it is a measure I believe all members in this House can support.

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