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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,

64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018


An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month

June 21, 2018

BILL S-218


This enactment designates the month of October in each and every year as “Latin American Heritage Month”.

Available on the Senate of Canada website at the following address:

64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II


An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month

[Assented to 21st June, 2018]


Whereas the Parliament of Canada recognizes that members of the Latin American community in Canada have made significant contributions to the social, economic and political fabric of the nation;

Whereas the designation of a month as Latin American Heritage Month would be a meaningful way to remember, celebrate and educate the public about these contributions;

Whereas Latin American communities across Canada would be mobilized by a Latin American Heritage Month to jointly celebrate, share and promote their unique culture and traditions with all Canadians;

And whereas October is a significant month for the Latin American community around the world;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

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1This Act may be cited as the Latin American Heritage Month Act.

Latin American Heritage Month

Latin American Heritage Month

2Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the month of October is to be known as “Latin American Heritage Month”.

Published under authority of the Senate of Canada

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