To the organizers of Asian Heritage Month acitivities:

Mr. Kevin Deveaux, MLA, Cole Harbour - Eastern Passage and the NDP Critic for Immigration is pleased to send a copy of his resolution which was put forward in the House of Assembly on Monday, May 2nd, 2005.  The resolution which asks for the Legislature to recognize Asian Heritage Month and congratulates those involved in organizing the fesitivities was passed unanmimously.

Well done.




MONDAY, MAY 2, 2005


MR. KEVIN DEVEAUX: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Asian community in the Halifax Regional Municipality has grown considerably in the past 15 years, as a result of new immigrants coming to settle in our province; and

Whereas the various communities that have a connection to Asia provide a rich diversity of culture and help to enhance our communities both culturally and economically; and

Whereas May is recognized as Asian Heritage Month throughout North America, and as a time for North Americans to celebrate Asian heritage and culture within their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House recognize May as Asian Heritage Month, and congratulate all those involved in organizing the events and festivities that celebrate the Asian communities within our province.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.