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Merchant Navy Veterans Day Act (S.C. 2003, c. 17)

Act current to 2024-05-28

Merchant Navy Veterans Day Act

S.C. 2003, c. 17

Assented to 2003-06-19

An Act to establish Merchant Navy Veterans Day


WHEREAS the veterans of the Merchant Navy have served honourably and courageously in the defence of Canada throughout the years;

AND WHEREAS the House of Commons wishes to set aside a day to acknowledge the contribution of the veterans of the Merchant Navy to ensuring the freedom and democracy enjoyed by Canadians;

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 Merchant Navy Veterans Day Act.

Merchant Navy Veterans Day

Marginal note:Merchant Navy Veterans Day

 Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the third day of September shall be known as “Merchant Navy Veterans Day”.

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