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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-416
An Act to designate the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month
FIRST READING, October 4, 2018
Mr. Obhrai
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SUMMARY
This enactment designates the month of October as “Hindu Heritage Month”.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-416
An Act to designate the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month
Preamble
Whereas Canada is home to a large and vibrant Hindu community numbering approximately 500,000 Canadians;
Whereas Hindu Canadians, since the first Hindu immigrants to Canada arrived in the early 1900s, have made and continue to make significant contributions to Canada’s economic growth and social development;
Whereas Hindu Canadians are a peaceful and religious people whose festivals, such as Diwali, Navratri and Durga Puja, are celebrated across Canada and include, since 1998, an annual celebration of Diwali on Parliament Hill, the first Diwali celebration to take place at a national legislature in the West;
And whereas designating the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month recognizes the important role played by Hindu Canadians from coast to coast while providing an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on, celebrate and educate others about the role that Hindu Canadians play in communities across the country;
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
Short title
1This Act may be cited as the Hindu Heritage Month Act.
Hindu Heritage Month
Designation
2Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the month of October is to be known as “Hindu Heritage Month”.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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