Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act

An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation

Status

Second reading (House), as of Sept. 18, 2017

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This enactment recognizes Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation.

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October 2nd, 2017 / 1 p.m.
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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Filomena Tassi

You're capable of it, too. I've seen you in action.

Before we begin, let me say that Arnold Chan has been getting beautiful testimonies, but this is the first meeting at which this committee has gathered without Arnold here as a representative.

Let me acknowledge that we know we're going to miss him. So many wonderful things, from all sides of the House, have been said about him, but his voice will be missed. I'll speak for myself and say—and I know for David, who has worked closely with Arnold, as well—that we hope we can carry on the wonderful things Arnold has taught us. If I can do that, then I will know I have succeeded. He will continue to be missed.

This is our ninth meeting of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. We have on the agenda the determination of non-votable items, pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1).

What we are looking at today is Bill S-236, which I believe all of you have seen on your agenda.

Is there any discussion or concern with respect to this particular item?

David.

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation ActRoutine Proceedings

September 18th, 2017 / 3:45 p.m.
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Liberal

Wayne Easter Liberal Malpeque, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation.

Mr. Speaker, it was seconded by the member for Egmont.

As a proud Prince Edward Islander, I am pleased to introduce Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, introduced in the other place by Senator Diane Griffin. Bill S-236 has been passed by the Senate unanimously.

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation, the ideals, ambitions, and values that came from the Charlottetown conference of 1864 still form the basis of our great nation today. In September 1996, former prime minister Jean Chrétien proclaimed that Charlottetown was to be recognized as the birthplace of Confederation. This legislation would formalize the proclamation in statute, affirming the significant contribution this great historic event has had on Canada. It is legislation that I believe all members of the House can support.

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