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Sikh Heritage Month Act (S.C. 2019, c. 5)

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Assented to 2019-04-30

Sikh Heritage Month Act

S.C. 2019, c. 5

Assented to 2019-04-30

An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month


This enactment designates the month of April in each and every year as ″Sikh Heritage Month″.


Whereas the Sikh population in Canada is in excess of 500,000 people, making it the second-largest Sikh population in the world;

Whereas the Parliament of Canada recognizes the significant contributions that Sikh Canadians have made to Canada’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric, as well as the richness of the Punjabi language and culture and the Gurmukhi script;

Whereas the month of April is meaningful for the Sikh community around the world;

And whereas, by designating the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month, the Parliament of Canada would provide an opportunity to reflect on, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Sikh Canadians have played and continue to play in communities across the country;

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 Sikh Heritage Month Act.

Sikh Heritage Month

Marginal note:Sikh Heritage Month

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


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