Sikh Heritage Month Act, 2013
S.O. 2013, CHAPTER 12
Consolidation Period: From December 12, 2013 to the e-Laws currency date.
Sikh Canadians have lived in Ontario since the middle of the twentieth century. They represent a growing and dynamic population. Sikh Canadians have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario.
April is an important month for the Sikh community. In this month, Sikh Canadians celebrate Vaisakhi, which marks the creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith. Sikh Canadians widely celebrate Vaisakhi, also known as Khalsa Day, across Ontario.
By proclaiming the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month, the Province of Ontario recognizes the important contributions that Sikh Canadians have made to Ontario’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric. Sikh Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Sikh Canadians and the important role that they have played and continue to play in communities across Ontario.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Sikh Heritage Month
1. The month of April in each year is proclaimed as Sikh Heritage Month. 2013, c. 12, s. 1.
2. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act). 2013, c. 12, s. 2.
3. Omitted (enacts short title of this Act). 2013, c. 12, s. 3.