The CPA recently sent a letter of support for Bill S-251, Nova Scotia Senator Stan Kutcher’s bill that would repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada. It would make it illegal to hit children for any reason. This has been a very long, very arduous process and effort.
Dr. Joan Durrant has been campaigning for this for more than 30 years, while dozens of other countries around the world have listened to the science and the evidence and have adopted this policy. She joins us on the CPA podcast Mind Full to talk about the science, the outcomes, and the need to ban corporal punishment in Canada once and for all.