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National Day of Remembrance Act (S.C. 1991, c. 36)

Act current to 2024-05-01

National Day of Remembrance Act

S.C. 1991, c. 36

Assented to 1991-10-29

An Act respecting a national day of remembrance and action on violence against women

WHEREAS on December 6, 1989, fourteen women died as a result of a massacre at the University of Montreal;

AND WHEREAS it is important to denounce violence against women;

AND WHEREAS the Canadian people wish to reflect on the event in the hope of preventing further violence against women;

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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 This Act may be cited as the National Day of Remembrance Act.

National Day of Remembrance

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 Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 6th day of December shall be known under the name of "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women".


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