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First Session, Forty-fourth Parliament,

70-71 Elizabeth II – 1 Charles III, 2021-2022-2023


An Act to establish Food Day in Canada

May 11, 2023

BILL S-227


This enactment designates the Saturday before the first Monday in August in each and every year as “Food Day in Canada”.‍

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

70-71 Elizabeth II – 1 Charles III


An Act to establish Food Day in Canada

[Assented to 11th May, 2023]


Whereas Canada’s national sovereignty is dependent on the safety and security of our food supply;

Whereas strengthening connections from farms to tables of Canadian cuisine contributes to our nation’s social, environmental and economic well-being;

Whereas supporting local farmers contributes to a sustainable Canadian food system;

And whereas the people of Canada will benefit from a food day in Canada to celebrate local food as one of the most elemental characteristics of all of the cultures that populate this nation;

Now, therefore, His 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 Food Day in Canada Act.

Food Day in Canada

Food Day in Canada

2Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the Saturday before the first Monday in August is to be known as “Food Day in Canada”.

Published under authority of the Senate of Canada

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