M-37.1 - Act to proclaim Black History Month

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chapter M-37.1
Act to proclaim Black History Month
The Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration is responsible for the application of this Act. Order in Council 1640-2022 dated 20 October 2022, (2022) 154 G.O. 2 (French), 6514.
AS the Black presence in Québec dates back over 300 years;
AS the contribution of Black people to the history of Québec is little known among Quebecers;
AS recognition of that contribution will prove to be a source of empowerment and pride for members of the Black communities;
AS proclaiming a Black history month will heighten public awareness of the contribution of Black communities to the history of Québec;
AS heightened public awareness of that contribution will encourage the full participation of all in Québec society, promote inclusiveness and openness to pluralism, and foster closer intercultural relations among all Quebecers;

1. The month of February is hereby proclaimed Black History Month.
2006, c. 35, s. 1.
2. (Omitted).
2006, c. 35, s. 2.
In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 35 of the statutes of 2006, in force on 1 August 2008, is repealed, except section 2, effective from the coming into force of chapter M-37.1 of the Revised Statutes.