Campaigns and Issues

First Call urges Senate to pass Bill S-206 to repeal section 43 to end physical punishment of children


First Call recently sent a letter to all Canadian senators, asking them to support Bill S-206, which would repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code. Section 43, also known as the “spanking law,” permits the use of force for disciplining children by parents and persons standing in place of parents.

We encourage coalition members and supporters to send your own letters. Just click on the Senators A–L and M–Z links on this page, copy the First Call letter into your emails and say you support it.

Find more about the campaign to repeal section 43