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)