Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island (CLIA PEI) - Legal Information for Youth

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Am I old enough?

In PEI, there are many laws and regulations that specifically address the rights and responsibilities of young people. It is important to understand your responsibilities because being unaware of a law is not a legal defense. It is equally important to know your rights, because if you don't know your rights, you can't exercise them.

Once you turn 18, you are legally an adult and have the rights and responsibilities of an adult as outlined in legislation for adults.

* Please note that we include legal guardians when we use the word "parent".