Bruce-Grey-Owen-Sound MP Larry Miller is giving support to a bill that would establish a National Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Heritage Day.
Miller seconded the Private Members' Bill in the House of Commons last week.
Bill C-261 was introduced by Rick Norlock, the MP for Northumberland-Quinte West.
The bill sets out the third Saturday in September each year as Heritage Day.
Norlock says the bill will give Canadians a chance to honour some of the oldest practices in our society.
Fishing and hunting for recreational purposes contributes more than 10 billion dollars each year to the country's economy.
Miller says the tradition of hunting and fishing is very important, especially to local residents and to our economy in Grey-Bruce.
He says the area is known for its rich natural resources that attract anglers and hunters from across North America.