Day: October 5, 2012

Debate on National Advocate for Children in Parliament

October 5, 2012

A private member’s bill to establish a national advocate for children, Bill C-420, was debated for  one hour this week.  The next hour of debate is scheduled for November 5.   It is surprising to hear members of parliament say it is not necessary to have a national advocate for children one week after the UN […]

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Reintegration Focus for Omar Khadr

October 5, 2012

Now that Omar Khadr is back in Canada, a reintegration plan should be the top priority.  The first step is a full assessment of health and education needs, working with him to develop a plan that will allow him to develop his skills, and then implementing it. Canada was the first country to ratify the Optional […]

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