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Bill C-40

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3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
house of commons of canada
An Act to establish National Seniors Day
Whereas Parliament wishes to acknowledge the contribution of seniors to Canadian society and to the Canadian economy;
Whereas seniors contribute in many ways, including by sharing their experiences, expertise and knowledge with other generations;
Whereas the contribution of seniors is invaluable and ongoing;
And whereas October 1 is recognized as the International Day of Older Persons;
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 Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act.
2. Throughout Canada, in each year, October 1 is to be known as National Seniors Day.
Not holiday or non-juridical day
3. For greater certainty, National Seniors Day is not a holiday or a non-juridical day.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons
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