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Bill C-327

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Second Session, Fortieth Parliament,
57-58 Elizabeth II, 2009
BILL C-327
An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day

first reading, February 25, 2009


3rd Session, 40th Parliament

This bill was introduced during the Second Session of the 40th Parliament. Pursuant to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons, it is deemed to have been considered and approved at all stages completed at the time of prorogation of the Second Session. The number of the bill remains unchanged.
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)


This enactment designates the 23rd day of April in each and every year as “Canadian Autism Day”.

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2nd Session, 40th Parliament,
57-58 Elizabeth II, 2009
house of commons of canada
BILL C-327
An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day
Whereas Autism Spectrum Disorder affects persons in all aspects of their lives, including learning, physical abilities and socialization;
Whereas the rate at which children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing alarmingly;
And whereas the Parliament of Canada wishes to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder;
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
1. This Act may be cited as the Canadian Autism Day Act.
Canadian Autism Day
2. Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 23rd day of April shall be known as “Canadian Autism Day” in recognition and support of the many Canadians affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Not a legal holiday
3. For greater certainty, Canadian Autism Day is not a legal holiday or a non-juridical day.
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