4th Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 228


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(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS Sikh Canadians represent a growing and dynamic population in Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS Sikh Canadians have made important contributions to Manitoba's social, economic, political and cultural life;

AND WHEREAS it is important to support Sikh heritage, art and culture and those organizations in Manitoba that promote and enhance Sikh social and cultural life;

AND WHEREAS April is an important month for Sikh Canadians as it marks the creation of the Khalsa Panth;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Sikh Heritage Month

1           The month of April in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Sikh Heritage Month.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter S131 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims the month of April of each year as Sikh Heritage Month.