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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-289
An Act to establish Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day
FIRST READING, JUNE 9, 2016
Ms. Quach
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SUMMARY
This enactment designates the first Thursday in February in each and every year as “Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day”.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-289
An Act to establish Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day
Preamble
Whereas Optimist clubs have existed throughout Canada since 1924 and have played an important role in the country’s social history;
Whereas Canada today has over 600 Optimist clubs whose members take part in activities that allow them to help an average of 80 young people in each locality;
Whereas it is important to support young people, and Optimist clubs have a positive social, economic and cultural effect on their life;
Whereas the Optimist movement allows young Canadians to flourish and reach their full potential by adopting optimism as a philosophy of life;
And whereas it is important to make Canadians aware of the Optimist movement so that they become a part of it and so that all Canadian communities can benefit from the advantages it offers;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Short Title
Short title
1This Act may be cited as the Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day Act.
Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day
Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day
2Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the first Thursday in February is to be known as “Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day”.
Not a legal holiday
3For greater certainty, Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day is not a legal holiday or a non-juridical day.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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