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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
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 Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
AS PASSED
BY THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
March 20, 2019
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends certain Acts to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on September 30, a holiday.
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www.ourcommons.ca


1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
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 Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Purpose of Act

Purpose
0.1The purpose of this Act is to fulfill the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #80 by creating a federal holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which seeks to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools, and other atrocities committed against First Nation, Inuit and Metis people, remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
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 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on September 30,
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; Canada Day; the first Monday in September, designated Labour Day; the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on September 30; 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, Canada Day, Labour Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation that is observed on September 30, 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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