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Latin American Heritage Month Act (S.C. 2018, c. 19)

Act current to 2024-05-01

Latin American Heritage Month Act

S.C. 2018, c. 19

Assented to 2018-06-21

An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month


Whereas the Parliament of Canada recognizes that members of the Latin American community in Canada have made significant contributions to the social, economic and political fabric of the nation;

Whereas the designation of a month as Latin American Heritage Month would be a meaningful way to remember, celebrate and educate the public about these contributions;

Whereas Latin American communities across Canada would be mobilized by a Latin American Heritage Month to jointly celebrate, share and promote their unique culture and traditions with all Canadians;

And whereas October is a significant month for the Latin American community around the world;

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

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 This Act may be cited as the Latin American Heritage Month Act.

Latin American Heritage Month

Marginal note:Latin American Heritage Month

 Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the month of October is to be known as “Latin American Heritage Month”.

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