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Protection of property
The tutor to a minor child is responsible for protecting the child’s patrimony, whether the role falls to the parents or a dative or suppletive tutor. The tutor’s scope of intervention is defined by the Civil Code of Québec, which sets out the obligations and responsibilities involved.
The main principles that should guide the tutor are as follows:
act prudently, diligently, honestly and loyally;
defend the child’s interests when dealing with other persons, agencies or companies;
take into account the parents’ obligation of support, where applicable;
ask for authorizations from the court or tutorship council whenever the situation requires;
take into consideration the child’s maturity and capacity for discernment as well as the degree of autonomy that the law gradually confers upon them.