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House of Commons Hansard – November 1, 1999   SUPREME COURT ACT   Mr. Monte Solberg (Medicine Hat, Ref.) introduced a Bill C-285, to amend the Supreme Court Act (approval of justices by committee). The bill would allow that nominees to the supreme court could be reviewed by the justice committee thereby introducing a degree of accountability for the supreme court. Second, it would appoint justices for a maximum of 15 years but still mandate retirement at age 75. 

Mr. Eric Lowther (Calgary Centre, Ref.) introduced Bill C-289, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (child adoption expenses). This bill would allow those wishing to adopt children to deduct for tax purposes up to $7,000 of the expenses that are directly applicable to adopting children. 

Mr. Eric Lowther (Calgary Centre, Ref.) introduced Bill C-291, an act to amend the Criminal Code (prohibited sexual acts). The bill would prohibit sexual acts committed with children or in the presence of children under the age of 16. It would effectively raise the age of consent for sexual activity from 14 to 16 years. 

With files from the Parliament of Canada.

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