Celine Hervieux-Payette has introduced bill S-204 that, if passed into law, would expose parents to assault charges for spanking a child, QMI Agency's Brian Lilley reports.I have but one statement and one question.
She would repeal Criminal Code section 43, which protects parents and teachers "using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child," as long as that force is "reasonable under the circumstances." [...]
The Supreme Court of Canada is liberal, especially on social issues. You've got to go to the hard left the anti-parent left, the government-is-your-nanny left to be further left than they are.
Which Hervieux-Payette certainly is.
She's the same senator who wants a law forcing Canadian companies to have 50% of their directors be women.
It's not surprising that someone who thinks the government is a better parent than actual parents are, also thinks the government is better at running businesses than actual businesses are.
So what would Hervieux-Payette's enlightened Canada look like? Her speech promoting her bill is revealing.
Canadian parents who spank, even in accordance with the Supreme Court's rule about gentleness, are "violent," she says.
The statement is for Mme. Hervieux-Payette: PISS OFF!
The question is for everyone: When are we going to call on government to allow the election and turfing of Senators?