An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

Status

Second reading (Senate), as of March 21, 2011
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment removes the justification in the Criminal Code available to schoolteachers, parents and persons standing in the place of parents of using force as a means of correction toward a pupil or child under their care.

It provides the Government with up to one year between the dates of royal assent and coming into force, which can be used to educate Canadians and to coordinate with the provinces.

Elsewhere

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