how many statutes can you point to and say there it is ‘human being’ ?
how many statutes can you point to and say there it is ‘private person’ ?
how many statutes can you point to and say there it is ‘natural person’ ?
how many statutes can you point to and say there it is ‘man’ ?
Why would the lawmakers and draftsmen use one term over the other…at certain times….?
hmmmm… good question?
The previous post and video triggered a question from a reader which triggered me to ask the above question. Unlike many people (who have better things to do) I went looking for the answer – it’s called first hand, hard, grinding research (thank you internet and search tools).
What I found, after having a look, was shocking and raised more questions with some surprising possibilities…check out the video:
‘human’ related to marriage and animal acts
‘man’ related to marriage, army and navy acts
‘private person’ related to property acts
‘natural person’ related to insurance, banking, multiple acts and recognition that natural person has inherent rights, powers, privileges
Hopefully you will ask yourself some questions and take your first hand research and share what you find with us here… via the comment form, email or write a guest post with your finding laid out.
Back to the questions at hand, here’s a short video giving a quick overview of my findings:
SEARCH TERMS and RESULTS of these TERMS in Acts
- ‘human being’ – Canada – British Columbia
- ‘private person’ – Canada – British Columbia
- ‘natural person ‘ – Canada – British Columbia
- ‘man’ – Canada – British Columbia
- Bank Act (Canada)
- Defence Services Pension Continuation Act, RSC 1970, c D-3
Click here to access the last post which is referred to in this video