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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-317
An Act to designate the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month
FIRST READING, October 26, 2016
Ms. Sgro
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SUMMARY
This enactment designates the month of October in each and every year as “Hispanic Heritage Month”.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-317
An Act to designate the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month
Preamble
Whereas the Parliament of Canada recognizes that the Hispanic population of Canada represents an important social group, with almost 900,000 people declaring Spanish as their native language in 2011 and reporting Latin-American and Spanish origins;
Whereas, in 2002, 82% of those who reported a Latin-American heritage felt a strong sense of belonging to Canada, and 57% had the same feeling towards their Hispanic ethnic and social group;
Whereas encouraging social and cultural development within and outside of a vibrant and culturally diverse Hispanic Canadian community is important for the future of the Canadian economy;
And whereas providing national opportunities for Hispanic populations in Canada to share and promote their unique culture and traditions with Canadians would encourage social unity;
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

Short title
1This Act may be cited as the Hispanic Heritage Month Act.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
2Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the month of October is to be known as “Hispanic Heritage Month”.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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