moved for leave to introduce Bill C-245, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates).
Mr. Speaker, I have a number of bills to introduce today. I am pleased to introduce my private member's bill, an act to amend the Canada Evidence Act.
This bill would amend the Canada Evidence Act to direct courts on how to interpret a numeric date that is in dispute. For lack of clarity, court dates have been missed simply due to the date appearing as 010747 or 070147, which can be disputed. It should be consistent across the country and that is the intent and purpose of the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)