Bill 36, Albanian Heritage Month Act, 2016

Qaadri, Shafiq

Current Status: Royal Assent received Chapter Number: S.O. 2016 C.29

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Bill 36                                                          2016

An Act to proclaim the month of November as Albanian Heritage Month


Ontario is home to more than 28,000 Albanian Canadians. Since the early 20th century, the Albanian-Canadian community has made and continues to make significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of the Province of Ontario.

November is a significant month for the Albanian community. Each year, during the month of November, people of Albanian origin celebrate the Albanian Declaration of Independence, which declared Albania an independent sovereign nation on November 28th, 1912.

In November, Albania also commemorates Liberation Day, which is the day that Albania was liberated from Nazi Germany forces after the Albanian resistance on November 29th, 1944.

By proclaiming the month of November as Albanian Heritage Month, the Province of Ontario recognizes the meaningful contributions immigrants have made in building Ontario’s communities and the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of Albanian-Canadians throughout the province. Albanian Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Ontario’s rich history.

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

Albanian Heritage Month

   1.  The month of November in each year is proclaimed as Albanian Heritage Month.


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

Short title

   3.  The short title of this Act is the Albanian Heritage Month Act, 2016.



This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 36 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 36 has been enacted as Chapter 29 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2016.


The Bill proclaims the month of November in each year as Albanian Heritage Month.


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