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, Diversity and Inclusiveness is responsible for the application of this Act. Order in Council 370-2014 dated 24 April 2014, (2014) 146 G.O. 2 (French), 1876.
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.