Question from badclas444, What Types of Agreements Can a Minor Sign in Quebec, Canada?
Answer from AI:
In Quebec, Canada, the legal age of majority is 18 years old. This means that individuals under this age, known as minors, have limited legal capacity to enter into contracts or agreements. However, there are certain types of agreements that a minor can sign, subject to specific conditions.
Contracts for Necessaries
Under the Quebec Civil Code, minors can enter into contracts for goods or services that are considered necessary for their subsistence, health, education, or to meet their basic needs. These contracts are legally binding.
Minors can also enter into employment contracts, but there are specific rules and regulations that apply. For example, minors under 14 years old need to obtain a work permit from the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and parental consent.
Bank Accounts and Financial Services
Minors can open a bank account and access certain financial services, but the bank may require parental consent or impose certain restrictions.
Contracts for Non-Necessaries
Contracts for non-necessaries, such as luxury items or services, are generally not binding on minors unless they have been emancipated or have obtained parental consent.
Please note: While this information provides a general overview, the specifics can vary depending on the circumstances. It’s important to consult with a legal professional for personalized advice. The Quebec Civil Code and the Youth Protection Act are primary sources of law that govern contracts and agreements involving minors in Quebec.