4th Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 229


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(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS Manitoba is home to a large and vibrant Sikh community;

AND WHEREAS Sikh Canadians have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Manitoba and to its strength as a multicultural society;

AND WHEREAS the month of April is meaningful for the Sikh community around the world;

AND WHEREAS April is the month in which the Sikh community celebrates the creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith as well as the values of humanity, tolerance and equality that they represent;

AND WHEREAS a month that honours Sikh heritage and the creation of the Khalsa is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Sikh Canadians and the important role that they have played and continue to play in communities across Manitoba;

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

Sikh Heritage (Creation of the Khalsa) Month

1           The month of April in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Sikh Heritage (Creation of the Khalsa) 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 in each year as Sikh Heritage (Creation of the Khalsa) Month.