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Bill C-278

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1st Session, 41st Parliament,
60-61 Elizabeth II, 2011-2012
house of commons of canada
BILL C-278
An Act respecting a day to increase public awareness about epilepsy
Whereas the Parliament of Canada wishes to assist in efforts to educate and increase awareness, among members of the public, about people living with epilepsy;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Purple Day Act.
Purple Day
2. Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 26th day of March is to be known as “Purple Day”.
Wearing purple
3. On the 26th day of March, people are encouraged to wear the colour purple to indicate their support for people with epilepsy and to increase public awareness of this disorder.
Not a legal holiday
4. For greater certainty, Purple Day is not a legal holiday or a non-juridical day.
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