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TORONTO, Nov 20 (LSN)  Yesterday, the special interest group, Justice for Children and Youth, finally launched its challenge to Section 43 of the Criminal Code (which permits spanking), claiming that the section violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Gwen Landolt, vice-president of Real Women, noted that Justice for Children and Youth received funding for the challenge to the Canadian law from the Canadian government itself via the Court Challenges Program. The special interest group which claims to be an advocate for children, has been preparing its constitutional challenge for over a year.  Reform MP Maurice Vellacott introduced a motion earlier this year to end government funding of the Court Challenges Program, which funnels most of the taxpayer dollars it receives to cases which advance feminist and homosexual causes. Every other party defended the program.

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