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Bill C-471

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1st Session, 41st Parliament,
60-61 Elizabeth II, 2011-2012-2013
house of commons of canada
BILL C-471
An Act to designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month
Whereas Tamil Canadians have established deep roots and flourished in communities across the country, thereby enriching Canada’s social, cultural, economic and political fabric;
Whereas the month of January is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Tamil heritage to our communities as well as to raise awareness of Tamil history and culture;
And whereas the people of Canada wish to honour the contributions of Tamil Canadians to Canada;
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 Tamil Heritage Month Act.
Tamil Heritage Month
2. Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the month of January is to be known as “Tamil Heritage Month”.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons