moved for leave to introduce Bill C-415, an act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act (definitions of infant and minor).
Madam Speaker, in the Bills of Exchange Act when we refer to a child we do not use the word child. We use different definitions. We use the words infant as well as minor.
This bill will provide the definition of infant and minor as being a person under 18 in order to ensure that the act is interpreted consistently with the definition of child as proposed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)