MONTREAL, Feb 10 (Lifesitenews.com) A new report by Quebec’s Human Rights Commission urges the banning of all spanking. A write-up on the study in the National Post says that even mild spankings can damage a child’s sense of security, and corporal punishment can increase aggressive behaviour in children, spur juvenile delinquency, and increase the risk of depression and suicide in adolescence.
Much of the impetus behind current attempts to ban spanking is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which Canada has signed. The UN has told Canada to ban corporal punishment in order to comply with the convention. The Canadian government is supporting this and by-passing Parliament by funding a court challenge against spanking by the Toronto-based “child rights” special interest group, Justice for Children and Youth.