National Sports of Canada Act

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National Sports of Canada Act

N-16.7, An act that recognized lacrosse and ice hockey as the national sports of Canada.

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National Sports of Canada Act

1. Short title.
2. National Sports of Canada.


1994, c. 16 (Canada)


An Act to recognize hockey and lacrosse as the national sports of Canada


[Assented to 12th May, 1994.]


 Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the National Sports of Canada Act.

National Sports of Canada.

2. The game commonly known as ice hockey is hereby recognized and declared to be the national winter sport of Canada and the game commonly known as lacrosse is hereby recognized and declared to be the national summer sport of Canada.



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