Corporal Discipline Tag

19 Jun 2008 Senate passes anti-spanking bill

Elizabeth Thompson, Canwest News Service - June 19, 2008Proposed legislation that could see parents hit with charges of assault for spanking their children has passed a first crucial step on its way to becoming law. The bill, which would prohibit parents from using force on their children except in very limited circumstances, was adopted without fanfare by the Senate last evening. Liberal MP Marlene Jennings will now take it to the House of Commons, which must also adopt it before it can become law. Read the rest of the...

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