41:2 Bill 181, Filipino Heritage Month Act, 2017

Tabuns, Peter

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Filipino Heritage Month Act, 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The month of June in each year is proclaimed as Filipino Heritage Month.

Bill 181                                                                                                                                                 2017

An Act to proclaim the Month of June as Filipino Heritage Month

Preamble

Members of Canada’s Filipino community have been contributing to all aspects of Ontario’s prosperity and diverse heritage for generations.

The Province of Ontario publicly acknowledges and affirms the contributions that Filipinos make in Ontario as part of the vibrant social, economic, political and cultural fabric of our province.

Proclaiming a month to be Filipino Heritage Month in Ontario will provide all Ontarians, both today and in future generations, with an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and learn about diverse roles and contributions of Filipino Ontarians in communities across the province.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Filipino Heritage Month

1 The month of June in each year is proclaimed as Filipino Heritage Month.

Commencement

2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the Filipino Heritage Month Act, 2017.

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