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Child Commissioner

Category:NATIONAL AFFAIRS
Sub-Category: GENERAL - HEALTH
Resolution Number:700.10.48
Club:Montreal
Province:Quebec
Year:2008
Status:Open
Reaffirmed:
Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canadato honour the Convention of Rights of the Child and abide by its own recommendations;AND FURTHER BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to enact legislation to entrench the Convention of the Rights of the Child, it its entirety;AND FURTHER BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to undertake a comprehensive review of legislation, policies and systems duly improve all legislation to ensure its conformity with the Convention�s recommendations;AND FURTHER BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to enact legislation to create the position of Children�s Commissioner, the duties to include:To be responsible for children at the federal level, ensuring the defense, support and protection of children not covered by provincial and territorial jurisdictions;To represent the children of Canada;To monitor Government and non-Governmental organizations and professionals;To conduct regular, comprehensive reviews of federal legislation, policies and systems to ensure conformity with recommendations;To work cooperatively with provincial and territorial channels to ensure, promote and maintain the rights, autonomy, self-determination, justice and protection of the child;To set uniform national guidelines regarding the amount of power for child protection institutions across the country;To institute a marketing program of education for the benefit of the whole of the population of Canada.

 

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Article ID: 1110