Child Day Act (S.C. 1993, c. 18)

Act current to 2014-09-15

Child Day Act

S.C. 1993, c. 18

Assented to 1993-05-06

An Act respecting a national child day

Preamble

WHEREAS on November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted in the United Nations General Assembly;

AND WHEREAS the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by Canada;

AND WHEREAS it is desirable to promote in Canada an awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;

NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Child Day Act.

CHILD DAY

Marginal note:Child day

 Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 20th day of November, being the day in the year 1989 when the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted in the United Nations General Assembly, shall be known as "Child Day".