March 3, 2015
Vancouver, BC – First Call has announced the affiliation of a new campaign focused on ending physical punishment of children.
Called Corinne’s Quest in honour of Corinne Robertshaw, a lawyer who dedicated the latter part of her life to this issue, the organization’s mission is “to promote the raising of children in a positive, non-violent manner and to press for repeal of Section 43 of the Criminal Code.”
“We are delighted to have Corinne’s Quest bring new energy and focus to our efforts to protect children’s right to safety and freedom from violence,” said Adrienne Montani, First Call’s provincial coordinator. “Canada has been repeatedly criticized by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for failing to remove this section of the Criminal Code. Numerous other countries have already moved on this. It’s time for Canada to catch up.”