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First Session, Forty-first Parliament,
60-61 Elizabeth II, 2011-2012
BILL C-457
An Act to repeal the Clarity Act

first reading, October 25, 2012

Mr. Bellavance


This enactment repeals the Clarity Act.

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1st Session, 41st Parliament,
60-61 Elizabeth II, 2011-2012
house of commons of canada
BILL C-457
An Act to repeal the Clarity Act
Whereas the Québécois form a nation;
Whereas that nation has been formally recognized by the House of Commons;
Whereas the decision on its future within Canada lies with the Québécois nation, not the federal government;
And whereas the Québécois nation has laws that give its government both the right to consult the people of Quebec by means of a referendum on the subjects of its choice and the right to determine the wording of the referendum question;
2000, c. 26
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. The Clarity Act, chapter 26 of the Statutes of Canada, 2000, is repealed.
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