THE CANADIAN TIMES

EC PUBLISHING SINCE 1904

Thursday, Nov 23rd

Last updateFri, 17 Nov 2017 7pm

You are here: Home Canadian Values Canadian Senate to consider bill making spanking a crime

Canadian Senate to consider bill making spanking a crime

A bill to criminalize spanking will return to the floor of the Canadian Senate in late February.

If S-206 passes, it will go to the House of Commons, where the Liberal majority has pledged its support.

The bill's original sponsor, Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette, believes that spanking harms children's psyches.

But those who believe disciplining children with spanking should be an option for parents are worried that their actions could lead to criminal charges against parents and child seizures by the government.

Read More

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS