Proclamation Declaring June 27 of each year as "Canadian Multiculturalism Day"
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
To All To Whom these Presents shall come or whom the same may in anyway concern,
Deputy Attorney General
Whereas multiculturalism is a fundamental characteristic of the Canadian heritage;
Whereas Canadians of all backgrounds have made and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian society;
Whereas it is considered appropriate that there be, in each year, a day to mark and celebrate those contributions and to recognize Canadian diversity;
And whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2002-1869 of October 31, 2002, the Governor in Council has directed that a proclamation do issue declaring June 27 of each year as "Canadian Multiculturalism Day", a celebration of the contributions of Canada.s diverse people to Canadian society;
Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our Proclamation declare June 27 of each year as "Canadian Multiculturalism Day", a celebration of the contributions of Canada's diverse people to Canadian society.
Of All Which Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. Witness: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
At Our Government House, in Our city of Ottawa, this fourteenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and two and in the fifty-first year of Our Reign.
V. PETER HARDER
Deputy Registrar General of Canada