Original title: Senators approve anti-spanking bill
CBC News A proposed law that could see parents charged for spanking their children is heading to the House of Commons after clearing a major hurdle in the Senate.The bill, supported by the Liberal majority, quietly passed third reading in the Senate on Tuesday night despite Conservative objections to the legislation. The vote count was not recorded.
Bill S-209, which needs House approval to be made into law, proposes to eliminate Section 43 of Canada's Criminal Code, which allows parents, teachers and caregivers to use reasonable force to discipline a child and correct their behaviour.
Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette (email@example.com tel. +16139478008 ) first introduced the bill in December 2004, shortly after the Supreme Court denied a challenge to Section 43 and upheld the right of adults to physically discipline children between the ages of two and 12.
Dion's support expected
Hervieux-Payette said she believes she will get the support of Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion in the House, although the ruling Conservatives have voiced concern over the bill. Hervieux-Payette said if the House does not pass her legislation, she will simply keep reintroducing it.
"It is to send a signal, so that people who use violence in a repeated way will no longer feel protected," she said, according to Canwest News Service. "It is not to arrest everyone who gives their child a tap on the arm."
The Senate mulled over the bill for more than three years, as the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers spoke out against it. In response to concerns, the bill was amended to allow parents and caregivers to use force in very specific situations — such as when a caregiver wants to immediately stop a child who is about to do something dangerous that could cause serious harm.
Routine discipline and using spanking as premeditated punishment wouldn't be allowed.
"No corporal punishment would be allowed, either by an educator, the mother, the father or someone acting for them," Hervieux-Payette said.
With files from the Canadian Press
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Senator Hervieux-Payette holds a Law Degree from the University of Montreal (1973) and a Certificate from the Canadian Investment Dealers Association (IDA). A member of the Canadian Bar and the Quebec Bar, she is also the recipient of distinctions that include a Commemorative Medal marking the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, and Salon de la Femme’s "Woman of the Year in Politics" award in 1984.
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Subject: Free Speech or Socialism/Communism
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
June 18, 2008
I had grappled with which subject to tackle here:
FREE SPEECH or SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM?
(( they're intrinsically related, though, because it is the
latter destroying the former in every Western
democracy, as the latter cannot advance so long as
the former is honored and sustained )).
While I'm far more concerned about your exceptions
to free speech ("hateful" and "violent" speech) - because defense of those exceptions masks an unfolding
tyranny in the West - I wish to challenge you on the
question of what's destroying Western civilization.
You disagree that socialism/
communism is destroying
the West?--which is, as you
claim, just "maturing"?
What the author failed to do, because he'd
never have been published, is to explain that
Fabian Society leftists had purposely put in
place liberal, civilization-wrecking policies,
to undermine good social order (( the same
application had occurred in the U.S. in
the 1960s, and thereafter, by Fabian
Society leftists, operating out of New York
City's Jewish community )).
[[ by the way, a more correct term for what
is destroying the West is this:
There exists no other ideology impacting the West
as badly, and terminally, as socialism/communism
So very few know that the West is being destroyed
by socialism/communism (( aka PROGRESSIVISM
or LIBERALISM )).
Leftism's propaganda has successfully blinded us to
what's been afoot these past 70 years, as Fabian
Society leftists had (( and still have )) control of both
news and entertainment venues ((radio, TV, Hollywood and publishing)), as well as public education.
And the ARCHITECTS, Marxists, are using
a play book they had developed in Bolshevik-
For example, here are excerpts from a communist
document detailing how to undermine Western
capitalist societies--excerpts from documents captured by
Western allies in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1919, one of
which reads as follows:
"Communist Rules for Revolution".
Read these rules and compare each one to the
transformations of American civilization durin the past seven decades (( and of every other Western democracy; particularly GB )):
"Corrupt the young; get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness".
"Get control of all means of publicity, there by, "
"1) get people's minds off their government by
focusing their attention on athletics, sexy
books and plays and other trivialities. "
"2) Divide the people's faith in their natural
leaders by holding the latter up to contempt and ridicule.
"3) Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
"4) By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
"5) Promote unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorder and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of the
government toward such disorders.
"6) By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtue, honesty and sobriety.
"Cause the registration of all fire arms on some
pretext with a view to confiscate them, leaving the population helpless."
The last one may be advanced this summer,
as the U.S. Supreme Court decides a pivotal case on the Second Amendment right to gun possession.
What has always amazed this scribbler is how
in-our-face the Marxists have operated through
the Southern Poverty Law Center, the World
Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and
a host of other socialist/communist organizations, as if Western populations were suffering
some hypnotic spell, allowing those forces to
effect evil plans to supplant the West's
meritorious, individualism-oriented, democracy- directed societies for COLLECTIVIST, TOTALITARIAN ones.
Anyway, I've scribbled 1,000-plus essays on
the subject, over thirty years, and see no way
to halt the West's decline and impending death at the hands of UNIVERSALIST UTOPIANS
[[ aka MASS MURDERERS playing the part
of equality-driven DO-GOODERS ]].
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