Unfortunately, many Canadians are not well-informed when it comes to our Constitution and our history. While our Constitution and our charter aren't perfect, they are the highest law in our land. They are the only laws that restrain government.
I recently came across an Ontario high school entry exam from 1925, which required grade 8 students to know the provisions of the BNA Act. It amazes me yet disappoints me how little knowledge many have of these significant pieces of our country's history.
That's why today I'll be tabling a bill to commemorate and proclaim March 29 of each year as Constitution Day here in the province of Ontario and hopefully raise the knowledge of people to that of what we expected of grade 8 students in 1925.
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