Proclamation Giving Notice that the Agreement on Social Security Between Canada and Japan Comes into Force on March 1, 2008
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 any way concern,
Whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2006-245 of April 28, 2006, the Governor in Council declared that, in accordance with Article 19 of the Agreement between Canada and Japan on Social Security, signed in Tokyo on February 15, 2006, the Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the fourth month following the month in which the Parties shall have completed an exchange of diplomatic notes informing each other that their respective statutory and constitutional requirements necessary to give effect to the Agreement have been fulfilled;
Whereas that Order in Council was laid before Parliament on May 11, 2006, pursuant to subsection 42(1) of the Old Age Security Act;
Whereas, before the twentieth sitting day after the Order had been laid before Parliament, no motion for the consideration of either House to the effect that the Order be revoked was filed with the Speaker of the appropriate House;
Whereas, pursuant to subsection 42(2) of the Old Age Security Act, the Order came into force on the thirtieth sitting day after it had been laid before Parliament, being September 22, 2006;
Whereas the exchange of the written notices were completed in November 2007;
Whereas the Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the fourth month following the month in which the Parties have completed an exchange of diplomatic notes, being March 1, 2008;
And whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2008-191 of January 31, 2008, the Governor in Council directed that a proclamation do issue giving notice that the Agreement between Canada and Japan on Social Security shall enter into force on March 1, 2008;
Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our Proclamation give notice that the Agreement between Canada and Japan on Social Security, signed in Tokyo on February 15, 2006, a copy of which is annexed, shall enter into force on March 1, 2008.
Of all which Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby 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 hereunto affixed. Witness: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Michaëlle Jean, 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 twentieth day of February in the year of Our Lord two thousand and eight and in the fifty-seventh year of Our Reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
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