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Lawren Harris Day Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 32 - Bill 128

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This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 128 and does not form part of the law. Bill 128 has been enacted as Chapter 32 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2017.

The Bill proclaims October 23 in each year as Lawren Harris Day.


chapter 32

An Act to proclaim Lawren Harris Day

Assented to December 14, 2017


Lawren Harris was a Canadian painter born in Brantford, Ontario to a great industrial family. He is credited with being the driving force behind the formation of the Group of Seven. Along with the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris pioneered a distinctly Canadian painting style. His work is an integral aspect of Canadian art and is recognized worldwide. He painted many Ontarian landscapes during his professional career.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Lawren Harris Day

1 October 23 in each year is proclaimed as Lawren Harris Day.


2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the Lawren Harris Day Act, 2017.