Hispanic Heritage Month Act

An Act to designate the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Judy Sgro  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 26, 2016
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment designates the month of October in each and every year as “Hispanic Heritage Month”.


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Hispanic Heritage Month ActRoutine Proceedings

October 26th, 2016 / 3:10 p.m.
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Judy Sgro Liberal Humber River—Black Creek, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-317, An Act to designate the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month.

Mr. Speaker, this is truly a great honour on behalf of the Hispanic community, which has a population of well over 900,000 people who contribute an immense amount to the cultural vibrancy of our great country of Canada.

I would be thrilled if we could move forward between now and the next October so that October would be officially recognized as national Hispanic month.

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