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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-369
An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Indigenous Peoples Day)
FIRST READING, October 16, 2017
Ms. Jolibois
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends certain Acts to make National Indigenous Peoples Day a holiday.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-369
An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Indigenous Peoples 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. B-4

Bills of Exchange Act

1Paragraph 42(a) of the Bills of Exchange Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (ii):
(ii.‍1)the day fixed by proclamation as National Indigenous Peoples Day,
R.‍S.‍, c. I-21

Interpretation Act

2The portion of the definition holiday in subsection 35(1) of the Interpretation Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
holiday means any of the following days, namely, Sunday; New Year’s Day; Good Friday; Easter Monday; Christmas Day; the birthday or the day fixed by proclamation for the celebration of the birthday of the reigning Sovereign; Victoria Day; the day fixed by proclamation as National Indigenous Peoples Day; Canada Day; the first Monday in September, designated Labour Day; Remembrance Day; any day appointed by proclamation to be observed as a day of general prayer or mourning or day of public rejoicing or thanksgiving; and any of the following additional days, namely,
R.‍S.‍, c. L-2

Canada Labour Code

3The definition general holiday in section 166 of the Canada Labour Code is replaced by the following:
general holiday means New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, the day fixed by proclamation as National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and includes any day substituted for any such holiday pursuant to section 195; (jours fériés)
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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