Bill

S-232: An Act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Second Reading.

Vote

Yea.

Rationale

Supporting Bill S-232 is aligned with the Government’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as with the Canadian Multiculturalism Policy which aims to recognize the existence of communities whose members share the same origin and their contribution to the history of the country, and to foster their development. The month of May is also already recognized as Jewish Heritage Month by the province of Ontario (since 2012) and in the United States (since 2006). The recognition at the federal level would bring awareness towards this month in Canada.

Result

Passed.