Easter says Charlottetown is birthplace of Confederation

Tables private member's bill to recognize city's heritage

Published on March 24, 2016

Liberal incumbent Wayne Easter

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Malpeque MP Wayne Easter tabled a Private Members Bill Thursday entitled An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation.

"As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the legislation I am tabling today affirms a significant historical event in our nation's history and is a measure I believe all members of this House can support," said Easter. "It is timely and the right thing to do."

Easter also acknowledged the work done on the bill by Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, who is also Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice.