National Mining Week Proclamation
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
To All to Whom these Presents shall come or whom the same may in anyway concern,
Whereas mining has made a significant historical and economic contribution to the development of Canada;
Whereas minerals and metals mined in Canada contribute significantly to Canada’s economy, including international trade;
Whereas a prosperous mining industry committed to sustainable development will continue to play a major role in job creation and in the economic well-being of all Canadians;
And Whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 1995-722 of May 2, 1995, His Excellency the Governor General in Council has directed that a proclamation do issue designating the week commencing on the second Monday of May every year as “National Mining Week”;
Now Know You that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our Proclamation designate the week commencing on the second Monday of May every year as “National Mining Week”.
Of All Which Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. Witness: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of Our Privy Council for Canada, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this twelfth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-five and in the forty-fourth year of Our Reign.
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