THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional
Women (BPW Canada) urges the Government of Canada, specifically the Minister of Justice
and the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and
Youth, to raise the age of marriage in Canada to 18 to be in line with the age of majority in
most provinces and the United Nations definitions; and to amend the Civil Marriage Act S.C.
2005 33 clause to “no person who is under the age of 18 may contract marriage”.