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National Symbol of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-17)

Act current to 2024-05-28

National Symbol of Canada Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. N-17

An Act to provide for the recognition of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the National Symbol of Canada Act.

Marginal note:Beaver as a symbol of Canadian sovereignty

 It is hereby recognized and declared that the Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada and it is proclaimed that any representation of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) when used by Her Majesty in right of Canada shall be so used and so regarded.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 35, s. 1

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