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Bill C-353

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2nd Session, 36th Parliament,
48 Elizabeth II, 1999

The House of Commons of Canada

BILL C-353

An Act to amend the Land Titles Act (age of majority and 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 age of majority and the definition of ``infant'' should be consistent with the definition of ``child'';

R.S., c. L-5; 1999, c. 31

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

1. Section 2 of the Land Titles Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

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``infant'' means a person under eighteen years of age and ``infancy'' has a corresponding meaning;

2. Section 198 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Proof of majority of transferor etc.

198. The registrar may require evidence that any person making a transfer, mortgage, encumbrance or lease is of the full age of eighteen years.

3. The Act is amended by replacing the expression ``full age of nineteen years'', where it occurs in Forms 7, 25 and 29, with the expression ``full age of eighteen years''.