REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Thursday, June 12, 2008

 

 The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

 

 has the honour to present its

FOURTEENTH REPORT


Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Thursday, March 13, 2007, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendment:

Clause 1, page 1: Replace line 5 with the following:

pealed and replaced by the following:

     43. (1) Every schoolteacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using reasonable force other than corporal punishment toward a child who is under their care if the force is used only for the purpose of

(a) preventing or minimizing harm to the child or another person;

(b) preventing the child from engaging or continuing to engage in conduct that is of a criminal nature; or

(c) preventing the child from engaging or continuing to engage in excessively offensive or disruptive behaviour.

     (2) In subsection (1), “reasonable force” means an application of force that is transitory and minimal in the circumstances.”.

Respectfully submitted,

 

JOAN FRASER
Chair


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