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In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children’s Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.

The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children’s rights. A Question of Commitment expands the scope of the editors’ earlier book, The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children’s rights and by incorporating recent developments.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xiii
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Question of Commitment
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. 2. Child Poverty: The Evolution and Impact of Child Benefits
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. 3. Early Learning and Child Care: Is Canada on Track?
  2. pp. 45-72
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  1. 4. A Right to Health: Children's Health and Health Care Through a Child Rights Lens
  2. pp. 73-97
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  1. 5. Corporal Punishment: A Violation of the Rights of the Child
  2. pp. 99-125
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  1. 6. Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: What Progress Has Canada Made?
  2. pp. 127-151
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  1. 7. Youth Justice and Children's Rights: Transformation in Canada's Youth Justice System
  2. pp. 153-177
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  1. 8. Restorative Justice: Toward a Rights-based Approach
  2. pp. 179-207
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  1. 9. The Participation Rights of the Child: Canada's Track Record
  2. pp. 209-239
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  1. 10. Children's Rights Education: Canada's Best-Kept Secret
  2. pp. 241-263
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  1. 11. Aboriginal Children's Rights: Is Canada Keeping its Promise?
  2. pp. 265-286
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  1. 12. The Rights of Children in Care: Consistency in Convention?
  2. pp. 287-319
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  1. 13. Homeless Children and Street-Involved Children in Canada
  2. pp. 321-342
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  1. 14. On the Rights of Refugee Children and Child Asylum Seekers
  2. pp. 343-371
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  1. 15. Implementing the Rights of Children with Disabilities
  2. pp. 373-394
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  1. 16. Conclusion: Canada's Ambivalence towards Children
  2. pp. 395-411
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 413-434
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 435-441
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554581009
Related ISBN
9781554580033
MARC Record
OCLC
753479513
Pages
456
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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