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Jewish Heritage Month Act, 2012, S.O. 2012, c. 1

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current April 24, 2012 (e-Laws currency date)


Jewish Heritage Month Act, 2012

S.O. 2012, CHAPTER 1

Consolidation Period: From April 24, 2012 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.


Ontario is home to approximately 200,000 Jewish Canadians.  Since the 1800s, the Jewish Canadian community has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario, while overcoming tremendous obstacles.

May is a significant month for the Jewish Canadian community. Israeli Independence Day (Yom ha-Atzmaut) and Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom ha-Shoah) frequently occur in May, as do various Jewish artistic and cultural events. 

By proclaiming the month of May as Jewish Heritage Month, the Province of Ontario recognizes the important contributions that Jewish Canadians have made to Ontario’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric. Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Jewish Canadians 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:

Jewish Heritage Month

1. The month of May in each year is proclaimed as Jewish Heritage Month. 2012, c. 1, s. 1.

2. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act). 2012, c. 1, s. 2.

3. Omitted (enacts short title of this Act). 2012, c. 1, s. 3.