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Status: The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Recognition Act received Royal Assent on March 24, 2022
Ministry responsible: Culture and Status of Women


The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Recognition Act (formerly Bill 1) celebrates Her Majesty’s 70 years of reign and honours her legacy of public service.

The act establishs awards and scholarships to recognize Albertans who have helped change our province for the better through volunteerism, public service and community leadership.

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, and this historic milestone is deserving of a celebration that recognizes her legacy across the Commonwealth.

Key changes

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Recognition Act:

  • Establishes awards and scholarships to recognize young Albertans who are leaders in their communities and in the arts. These would replace the Golden Jubilee awards established in 2002 and increase monetary prizes to $7,000.
    • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Citizenship Award.
    • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Scholarships for Visual and Performing Arts.
    • Premier’s Citizenship Award in Recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
  • Establishes a one-time Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal to recognize 7,000 Albertans who have made significant contributions to society.
  • Designates all former, current and future Cabinet Ministers as Honorary Members of Executive Council upon their retirement.

Next steps

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Recognition Act took effect on March 24, 2022 when it received royal assent.


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