An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Ken Epp  Conservative

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


Not active, as of March 11, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canada Evidence ActRoutine Proceedings

March 11th, 2005 / 12:05 p.m.
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Ken Epp Conservative Edmonton—Sherwood Park, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-347, an act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates).

Mr. Speaker, are we ever confused. I have actually had a bill where the dates have been indicated two different ways. What does it mean when we see 05-04-06? Is it April 6, 2005? Is it June 4, 2005? Is it May 4, 2006? Is it April 5, 2006?

My bill would clarify that. It would provide that unless specifically stated, it would be year, month, day, which is what Canada signed on to about 30 years ago.

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