J-0.2 - Act to proclaim Armenian Genocide Memorial Day

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chapter J-0.2
Act to proclaim Armenian Genocide Memorial Day
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MEMORIAL DAYDecember 10 2003December 10 2003
WHEREAS since 1980, the National Assembly of Québec has unanimously supported every motion to commemorate the Armenian genocide;
WHEREAS, in recent years, a number of countries have in various ways acknowledged the existence of the Armenian genocide;
WHEREAS the Armenian community of Québec has over 20,000 members;
WHEREAS our fellow citizens of Armenian origin strongly desire to perpetuate the memory of those who died;
WHEREAS Quebecers wish to share the painful memory their fellow citizens of Armenian origin have of the tragic events of 1915, and have expressed this wish on many occasions in the National Assembly of Québec;
WHEREAS, in keeping with their social values, Quebecers have always rejected intolerance and ethnic exclusion;

THE PARLIAMENT OF QUÉBEC ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
1. The twenty-fourth of April is proclaimed Armenian Genocide Memorial Day.
2003, c. 10, s. 1.
2. (Omitted).
2003, c. 10, s. 2.
REPEAL SCHEDULE
In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 10 of the statutes of 2003, in force on 1 March 2004, is repealed, except section 2, effective from the coming into force of chapter J-0.2 of the Revised Statutes.