Cristina Ogden, Portuguese American Journal
November 29, 2017
Canada’s Federal Parliament has formally recognized June 10 as Portugal Day and the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month.
The Private Member’s Bill, M-126, was sponsored by Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Toronto, Ontario’s Davenport electoral riding. M-126 was introduced earlier this year to recognize Portuguese Canadian contributions and to formally recognize “June 10 as Portugal Day and the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month.”
The motion was passed unanimously in the House of Commons, the country’s lower house, during its November 8, 2017 session.