Somali Heritage Month Act

An Act to establish Somali Heritage Month


Yvan Baker  Liberal

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


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of June 21, 2023

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This enactment designates the month of July as “Somali Heritage Month”.


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Somali Heritage Month ActRoutine Proceedings

June 21st, 2023 / 4:50 p.m.
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Yvan Baker Liberal Etobicoke Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-348, an act to establish Somali heritage month.

Madam Speaker, I rise today to introduce a bill, which is an act respecting Somali heritage month. If passed, the bill would declare July of every year in Canada Somali heritage month. I would like to thank the member for Etobicoke—Lakeshore for co-sponsoring this bill with me and the member for York South—Weston for his counsel. I hope that all members of the House will support the legislation.

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