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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,

64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019


An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Herit­age Month

April 30, 2019

BILL C-376


This enactment designates the month of April in each and every year as ″Sikh Heritage Month″.

Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:

64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II


An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Herit­age Month

[Assented to 30th April, 2019]


Whereas the Sikh population in Canada is in excess of 500,000 people, making it the second-largest Sikh population in the world;

Whereas the Parliament of Canada recognizes the significant contributions that Sikh Canadians have made to Canada’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric, as well as the richness of the Punjabi language and culture and the Gurmukhi script;

Whereas the month of April is meaningful for the Sikh community around the world;

And whereas, by designating the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month, the Parliament of Canada would provide an opportunity to reflect on, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Sikh Canadians have played and continue to play in communities across the country;

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 Sikh Heritage Month Act.

Sikh Heritage Month

Sikh Heritage Month

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

Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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