4th Session, 42nd Legislature

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Bill 240


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WHEREAS Manitoba is home to a strong and vibrant Jewish community;

AND WHEREAS Manitoba's Jewish community is the fifth-largest Jewish population in Canada;

AND WHEREAS Manitoba's Jewish community reflects the vibrant history and diverse culture of the Jewish people;

AND WHEREAS the Jewish community has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Manitoba while overcoming tremendous obstacles;

AND WHEREAS the month of May is meaningful for the Jewish community;

AND WHEREAS celebrating the Jewish community in Manitoba will provide an opportunity to educate future generations about the inspirational role that Jewish Manitobans have played and continue to play across Manitoba;

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

Jewish Heritage Month


In each year, the month of May is to be known throughout Manitoba as Jewish Heritage Month.

C.C.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter J1 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


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

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims the month of May of each year as Jewish Heritage Month.