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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-276
An Act to designate the month of March as Hellenic Heritage Month
FIRST READING, March 22, 2021
Ms. Koutrakis
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SUMMARY

This enactment designates the month of March as “Hellenic Heritage Month”.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:
www.ourcommons.ca


2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-276
An Act to designate the month of March as Hellenic Heritage Month

Preamble

Whereas over 270,000 Canadians claim Greek descent, and numerous Greek communities exist across the country;
Whereas Greek Canadians have made meaningful contributions to the political, economic and social fabric of Canada;
Whereas the origins of Canadian democracy can be traced back to the ancient Greek city-state of Athens;
Whereas the month of March is culturally significant for the Greek community, as it was the month during which Greece became independent from the Ottoman Empire, and the year 2021 marks the bicentennial of Greek independence from this rule;
And whereas the celebration nation-wide of Hellenic Heritage Month would continue to encourage Greek Canadians to promote their traditions and culture and share them with the rest of Canada;
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 Hellenic Heritage Month Act.

Hellenic Heritage Month

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

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