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Bill C-356

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

The House of Commons of Canada

BILL C-356

An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (definition of ``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;

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

R.S., c. R-10; c. 27 (1st Supp.), c. 8 (2nd Supp.), c. 1 (4th Supp.); 1990, c. 8; 1993, cc. 28, 34; 1994, c. 26; 1996, c. 15

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 24.1 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (10):

Definition of ``child''

(10.1) In subsection (10), ``child'' means a person under eighteen years of age.