Call to Action # 6

We call upon the Government of Canada to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada


Bill C-273 “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Corinne’s Quest and the protection of children)” introduced on May 19, 2022 passed First Reading and has been stalled ever since. The NDP sponsor of the Bill, Peter Julian urged the House to pass this legislation in this session of Patliament.

The predecessor Bill S-206 “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence) didn’t progress beyond second reading in the senate on May 31, 2018 – almost four years ago. Efforts to date have been focused on education and raising awareness on issues with spanking. 

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January 24, 2023

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