A Proclamation: SI/2020-64

Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 154, Number 20

SI/2020-64 September 30, 2020


Proclamation Designating “Fire Prevention Week”

Julie Payette



ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come or whom the same may in anyway concern,


A Proclamation

Whereas many dedicated citizens have joined with volunteer, professional and industrial fire safety personnel as “Partners in Fire Prevention” in a relentless effort to minimize loss to life, destruction of property and damage to the environment;

Whereas it is desirable that information on fire causes and recommended preventive measures be disseminated during a specific period of the year;

And whereas the 2020 fire prevention theme for this period is:


Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, by this Our Proclamation, have thought fit to designate and do designate the week commencing Sunday, the fourth of October, and ending on Saturday, the tenth of October, in the present year as


And further, in appreciation of the many services rendered by the fire services of Canada, We do designate Saturday the tenth of October as “Fire Service Recognition Day”.

And We do recommend to all Our Loving Subjects that during Fire Prevention Week, federal, provincial and municipal authorities intensify their fire prevention activities.

Of all which Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these presents may concern are required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused this Our Proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be affixed to it.


Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Julie Payette, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this eleventh day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty and in the sixty-ninth year of Our Reign.


Simon Kennedy
Deputy Registrar General of Canada

Nathalie G. Drouin
Deputy Attorney General of Canada