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Bill C-426

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2nd Session, 35th Parliament,
45-46 Elizabeth II, 1996-97

The House of Commons of Canada

BILL C-426

An Act to amend the Canada Cooperative Associations Act (definition of infant)


WHEREAS, on November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly;

WHEREAS the Convention was ratified by Canada on December 31, 1991;

WHEREAS the Convention proposes a definition of ``child'' that should be applied uniformly throughout federal legislation;

AND WHEREAS the definition of ``infant'' should have a consistent definition;

R.S., c. C-40; R.S., c. 31 (1st Supp.), c. 1 (4th Supp.); 1991, c. 48; 1992, cc. 1, 27; 1994, c. 24; 1995, c. 1; 1996, c. 6

NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1. Subsection 3(1) of the Canada Cooperative Associations Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

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``infant'' means an individual who is less than eighteen years of age;