Hellenic Heritage Month Act

An Act to designate the month of March as Hellenic Heritage Month

Sponsor

Annie Koutrakis  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 22, 2021

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Summary

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This enactment designates the month of March as “Hellenic Heritage Month”.

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Hellenic Heritage Month ActRoutine Proceedings

March 22nd, 2021 / 3:30 p.m.
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Liberal

Annie Koutrakis Liberal Vimy, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-276, An Act to designate the month of March as Hellenic Heritage Month.

Mr. Speaker, as a proud Canadian of Greek origin, I am honoured to rise in the House today to introduce my bill to designate the month of March as Hellenic Heritage Month. This bill celebrates the dynamic culture of Canada's Greek community and recognizes the invaluable contributions of Canadians of Greek origin to our diverse and multicultural society.

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

This week, on March 25, as we celebrate 200 years of Greek independence after 400 years under the rule of the Ottoman empire, Greek Canadians can be proud of their heritage and look forward to national recognition of their culture, language and history during the symbolic month of March.

I ask my hon. colleagues across all party lines to support this bill in naming March Hellenic heritage month.

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