Latin American Heritage Month Act

An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month


Second reading (House), as of Dec. 12, 2017

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


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Latin American Heritage Month ActRoutine Proceedings

December 12th, 2017 / 10:05 a.m.
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Peter Kent Conservative Thornhill, ON

moved that Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month, be read a first time.

Mr. Speaker, I am truly honoured to table and sponsor Bill S-218, an act respecting Latin American heritage month. I am particularly honoured because the legislation, which recognizes the significant contributions to Canada's social, economic, and political fabric by our Latin American community, was created and lovingly fashioned by our late colleague, the hon. Senator Tobias Enverga.

Senator Enverga, a champion of multiculturalism, believed that diversity was Canada's greatest strength. It was Tobias's firm belief, before his untimely passing just last month, that Latin American heritage month would be a meaningful way to remember, celebrate, and educate fellow Canadians about a unique and important element of our country's significant diversity.

I urge all members on both sides of the House to support Bill S-218.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)