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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-311
An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
FIRST READING, September 30, 2016
Mr. Fraser (West Nova)
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Holidays Act to make Remembrance Day a legal holiday.‍
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-311
An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. H-5

Holidays Act

1Section 3 of the Holidays Act is replaced by the following:
Remembrance Day
3(1)November 11, being the day in the year 1918 on which the Great War was triumphantly concluded by an armistice, is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of “Remembrance Day”.
When November 11 is a Saturday or a Sunday
(2)When November 11 is a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of “Remembrance Day”.
Canadian flag at half-mast
(3)On Remembrance Day, the Canadian flag on the Peace Tower shall be lowered to half-mast.

Coming into Force

2This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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