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Jun 6, 2007

B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is officially endorsing the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins over 250 organizations and experts already supporting a campaign against physical punishment.

Editorials and Submissions
Jun 1, 2007

Shortly after becoming B.C.’s first Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond penned this article regarding children’s access to the justice system.

Monitoring Reports
May 29, 2007

A Joint Special Report prepared by the Representative for Children and Youth and the Provincial Health Officer.

Editorials and Submissions
May 7, 2007

The Representative reinforces the Senate committee’s message that children’s rights have not be made a priority in Canada.

Legislative Reports
Apr 7, 2006

In November 2005, the Honourable Ted Hughes was appointed to conduct an independent review of British Columbia’s child protection system. More than 70 individuals with special expertise and over 300 child welfare groups contribute to the review. Five months later, he submitted the B.C. Children and Youth Review to the provincial government. The review contained 62 recommendations for changes to the child welfare system, including the creation of an independent advocacy and oversight body – the Representative for Children and Youth.