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Bill C-354

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

The House of Commons of Canada

BILL C-354

An Act to amend the Pension Fund Societies Act (definition of ``minor child'')


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 ``minor child'' should be consistent with that of ``child'';

R.S., c. P-8; 1992, c. 1; 1995, c. 1

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 Pension Fund Societies Act is replaced by the following:


2. In this Act,

``minor child''
« enfant mineur »

``minor child'' means a person under eighteen years of age;

``parent corporation''
« personne morale mère »

``parent corporation'' means the corporation any of whose officers establish or take proceedings to establish a pension fund society under this Act.