Motion: Canada and Scotland

S3M-07350 Linda Fabiani (Central Scotland) (Scottish National Party): Canada and Scotland— That the Parliament welcomes the declaration of 6 April as Tartan Day in Canada and endorses the comments of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, that “A tartan represents a clan, a family, and a community, and is an enduring symbol of Scotland that is cherished by Canadians of Scottish ancestry,” and those of Senator John Wallace that “By officially recognizing this Day, we encourage Canadians all across the country to celebrate the contributions that over four million Canadians of Scottish heritage continue to make to the foundation of our country”; further acknowledges and respects the links between Scotland and Canada, and looks forward to celebrating Tartan Day with Canada on April 6, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.

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