On September 26 and 27 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will ask the Canadian government questions about children in Canada. How will Canada respond to evidence that shows the rights of some children are not being fulfilled?
The CCRC has submitted its assessment and additional evidence in response to a list of issues from the committee. The government of Canada has not yet submitted its response to the list of issues, which was due on July 2. Failure to take its reporting responsibility seriously reflects the low level of priority given to the rights of children. Canada will face tough questions from the committee, based on evidence they have received from others.
For the first time Canadians will be able to watch the session through webcast. The CCRC will assist by providing commentary on the proceedings through blog links between board members in Geneva and in Canada. Canadians who care about children will be able to express their views through the CCRC Facebook page. Watch the CCRC website for updates and mark your calendar to tune into the webcast.