#VOTE 16: Private member’s bill fails in HOC but momentum builds

The CCRC watched the vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday regarding lowering the voting age with much interest. As we’ve discussed, this is an important issue for children’s political rights – having the right to vote is one that adults often take lightly, but we know that children are missing out. NDP MP …

Senator Stan Kutcher event on Repealing Sec 43: Sept. 24 at 11am EST

Senator Stan Kutcher has tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the Canadian Senate to repeal the criminal defense to ‘reasonable corrective force’.  Repeal of that law was one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ 94 Calls to Action. Senator Kutcher has joined with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as two initiatives …

UN CRC: Concluding Observation about intersex children

The CCRC notes that the government of Canada has enacted the Concluding Observation relating to intersex children in the new National 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan. The Concluding Observation from the 5th/6th Review noted: “In light of the reports that the Canadian legislation allows unnecessary medicalinterventions and surgical treatment on intersex children, the Committee recommendsthat the State …

Letter to government ministers about taking action on the Concluding Observations from the CCRC

In June, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released their Concluding Observations for Canada in relation to the 5th/6th Review. The CCRC has written a letter to all government ministers asking them to take seriously children’s rights in Canada, report on steps already underway, and develop a comprehensive public response to all …

Philosophical questions & children’s rights

CCRC Board Member Candace Amarante has recently published a dialogue called, “Let’s not talk about it anymore” in Questions: Philosophy for Young People, a very unique journal that publishes work that explores philosophical questions by children and adults alike. Candace was inspired to write this dialogue after considering Article 14 of the United Nations Convention on the …