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How is a young person defined by law in Canada?


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January 16, 2008 10:41PM

In Canada you are a legal adult at 18 years of age. In about half the provinces - including but not limited to Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, you cannot consume alcohol until you are 19 years old, but in these provinces you are still considered a legal adult. For the term "young person" there are many definitions used and it can mean anything from 0-18 to 12-19 to 17 to 30. It depends on who is using the term.