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Bill C-401

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1st Session, 36th Parliament,
46-47 Elizabeth II, 1997-98

The House of Commons of Canada

BILL C-401

An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Flag Day) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

R.S., c. H-5

      Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1. The Holidays Act is amended by adding the following after section 4:


Flag Day

5. The third Monday of February is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of ``Flag Day''.



R.S., c. B-4

2. Subparagraph 42(a)(i) of the Bills of Exchange Act is replaced by the following:

      (i) Sundays, New Year's Day, Flag Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Remembrance Day and Christmas Day,


R.S., c. L-2

3. The definition ``general holiday'' in section 166 of the Canada Labour Code is replaced by the following:

``general holiday''
« jours fériés »

``general holiday'' means New Year's Day, Flag Day , Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and includes any day substituted for any such holiday pursuant to section 195;


R.S., c. I-21

4. The portion before paragraph (a) of the definition ``holiday'' of section 35 of the Interpretation Act is replaced by the following:

« jour férié »

``holiday'' means any of the following days, namely, Sunday; New Year's Day; Flag Day ; Good Friday; Easter Monday; Christmas Day; the birthday or the day fixed by proclamation for the celebration of the birthday of the reigning Sovereign; Victoria Day; Canada Day; the first Monday in September, designated Labour Day; Remembrance Day; any day appointed by proclamation to be observed as a day of general prayer or mourning or day of public rejoicing or thanksgiving; and any of the following additional days, namely,


Coming into force

5. This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.