Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
The long-standing history of Residential Schools in Canada created harm to children;
The Truth and Reconciliation's 94 Calls to Action to be delivered, specifically Call to Action No. 6 under “Education”; and
Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child article 19, which mandates the protection of children from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada: "Every school teacher, parent, or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under their care, if the force does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances."
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