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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-401
An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age)
FIRST READING, May 1, 2018
Ms. May
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to lower the voting age from 18 years to 16.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-401
An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
2000, c. 9

Canada Elections Act

1Section 3 of the Canada Elections Act is replaced by the following:
Persons qualified as electors
3Every person who is a Canadian citizen and is 16 years of age or older on polling day is qualified as an elector.

Coordinating Amendment

Bill C-33
2If Bill C-33, introduced in the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament and entitled An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, receives royal assent, then, on the first day on which both section 1 of that Act and section 1 of this Act are in force, the definition future elector in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Elections Act is replaced by the following:
future elector means a Canadian citizen who is 14 years of age or older but under 16 years of age. (futur électeur)
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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