Children in Law Act

An Act to amend certain statutes to standardize the definition of "child" in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Mac Harb  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of June 8, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Children In Law ActRoutine Proceedings

June 8th, 2001 / 12:15 p.m.
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Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-384, an act to amend certain statutes to standardize the definition of “child” in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill is to recognize in law the basic rights of the child, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, that are not already covered by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In other words, this would be a bill of rights for children in Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)