Repeal 43

Tell your MP to support Bill C-273 and repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Physical punishment of children is still legal in Canada, even though more than sixty-five countries around the world have banned the practice. 

We support the Private Member’s Bill C-273, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Corinne’s Quest and the protection of children). C-273 calls for the repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code that permits physical punishment of children in Canada:

Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada reads “every school teacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under his care, if the force does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances. "  R.S.C., 1985, c .C-4.

If this bill passes in Parliament, it will repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code and end the legal defence of physical punishment of children in Canada.

Send your MP a letter of support today.

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  • Section 43 Violates Children’s Rights to Protection
  • Physical Punishment Is Linked to Broad and Enduring Personal and Societal Harm
  • Canada is Out of Step with International Developments
  • Section 43 Is Out of Step with Canadian Attitudes
  • The Supreme Court of Canada’s Ruling on Section 43 Is Inadequate

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