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S.M. 2010, c. 36
Bill 223, 4th Session, 39th Legislature
The Jon Sigurdsson Day Act
(Assented to June 17, 2010)
WHEREAS Jon Sigurdsson was an Icelandic scholar and statesman who led the 19th century struggle for Icelandic self-government;
AND WHEREAS Jon Sigurdsson's birthday, June 17, was chosen as Iceland's national holiday when Iceland announced its autonomy from Denmark in 1944;
AND WHEREAS a statue of Jon Sigurdsson, which stands on the northeast corner of the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building, was presented by the people of Iceland in June 1921 in honour of the Icelandic settlers who were among the first to establish a community in Manitoba;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 June 17 in each year is proclaimed as Jon Sigurdsson Day.
2 This Act may be referred to as chapter J4 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.