#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 …

Press release on the eve of Canada’s appearance at the UN CRC

CANADA BEFORE THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD:CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS URGE COMMITTEE TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS ONCANADA’S RECORDFor Immediate Release Montreal, May 16, 2022 – On the eve of Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rightsof the Child, several civil society groups are calling on the UN to probe Canada’s record …

New book on Monitoring State Compliance with the UN CRC

A comprehensive book has just been published that will be of interest to many of you: Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The book was edited by Ziba Vaghri, Jean Zermatten, Gerison Lansdown and Roberta Ruggiero. Those who wish to purchase a soft- or hardcover book, may so do …

Press Release from Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations:

ENGLISH MONTREAL SCHOOL BOARD TO PAY CHILD WITH LEARNINGDISABILITY AND PARENTS $20,000 FOR DISCRIMINATION Montreal, January 5, 2022 — An 11-year-old girl with a learning disability and her parentshave won the first round of their legal battle against the English Montreal School Board(EMSB) for discrimination based on disability. In a rare decision issued before Christmas, …

Letters to new Ministers regarding the 5th/6th UN CRC Review

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) congratulates Minister Lametti, Minister Duclos, Minister Gould, and Minister Rodriguez on their re-appointment to Cabinet as Ministers of Justice, Health, Families, Children and Social Development, and Canadian Heritage respectively. Within the next month all four of these ministers have an opportunity to show leadership on children’s …