Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code: End Physical Punishment in Canada

Please find the Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code. It lays out the reasons that repeal is necessary, the long-lasting issues of physical punishment, and what the implications of repeal would be. The CCRC is proud to be a supporter of the Rationale for Repeal, along with many others including: CHEO, …

Children’s Rights and Bill S-206

The Senate will begin debate on Bill S-206 this week.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair, will repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code.  It will protect the right of every child, as well as every adult, to not be hit by anyone.  It is an important step in implementation of children’s right to …