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Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act (S.C. 2010, c. 13)

Act current to 2024-06-19

Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act

S.C. 2010, c. 13

Assented to 2010-11-18

An Act to establish National Seniors Day


Whereas Parliament wishes to acknowledge the contribution of seniors to Canadian society and to the Canadian economy;

Whereas seniors contribute in many ways, including by sharing their experiences, expertise and knowledge with other generations;

Whereas the contribution of seniors is invaluable and ongoing;

And whereas October 1 is recognized as the International Day of Older Persons;

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 Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act.

National Seniors Day

Marginal note:Designation

 Throughout Canada, in each year, October 1 is to be known as National Seniors Day.

Marginal note:Not holiday or non-juridical day

 For greater certainty, National Seniors Day is not a holiday or a non-juridical day.


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