Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Report of the committee

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to present its


Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-236, An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, has, in obedience to the order of reference of February 28, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Preamble, page 1:

(a Replace line 9 with the following:

“and grew out of the Charlottetown Conference form part of”; and

(breplace lines 23 and 24 with the following:

“anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which, along with the Quebec Conference of 1864 and the London Conference of 1866-1867, led to the promulgation of the Constitution Act, 1867;”.

2. Clause 2, page 2: Replace line 4, in the French version, with the following:

“est reconnue et déclarée comme étant le berceau de la Confé-”.

3. New clause 3, page 2: Add the following after line 4:

3 For greater certainty, nothing in this Act constitutes a designation within the jurisdiction of the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency under the Parks Canada Agency Act.”.

Respectfully submitted,