A report has been released by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. If you didn’t know there was a permanent UN committee on this then remember what I have told you before, the UN considers itself a government, a world government in waiting, and they think that their rules should supersede Canadian law.
Think I’m overstating this?
The UN report is critical of Canada on several fronts, and we’ll get into some of those in a minute, but take a look at this first. The UN Committee is upset that due to our provinces and the distinct jurisdictions the feds and the provinces have, plus our dualistic legal system – meaning civil code in Quebec and common law in the rest of the country, there is no uniform law enshrining the UN treaty in Canadian law.
But don’t worry, they have a solution. Just do it.
“The Committee recommends that the State Party finds the appropriate constitutional path that will allow it to have in the whole territory of the State Party, including its provinces and territories, a comprehensive legal framework which fully incorporates the provisions of the Convention and its Optional Protocols and provides clear guidelines for their consistent application.”
They are telling Canada to enshrine UN documents in our law, they are lecturing us to do this.
Who are they? The committee members.
Syrian Arab Republic
These are just some of the countries. Let me ask you this though. Would you want any of those countries to have jurisdiction over Canada? They think they do already and some in Canada want to give them that power and more.
Liberal MP Marc Garneau has a private members bill C-420, that would establish a Commissioner for Children and Young Persons. The main job of the Commissioner from my reading of the bill is to ensure Canadian compliance with what the UN dictates on child rearing and laws relating to children.
This law, which has a good chance of passing, because after all it is for the children and who can be against the children, would establish yet another unelected, unaccountable bureaucrat to pester and hector the government to do things most Canadians don’t want and haven’t even thought of.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want the Assad regime in Syria, the princes of Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt or any of these other clowns having greater say on Canadian law relating to children than the Members of Parliament we elect. Yet that is what would happen.
If this goes through we will have yet another bureaucrat tabling reports to Parliament on how the government just isn’t doing enough – do you ever see a report saying the government is doing too much and should back off? Not from bureaucrats.
So we would have yet another report, backed by the sainted United Nations, telling the government to do more. That report would then be picked up by all the lefty groups that the UN and the Commissioner would consult and then be waved around in front of a compliant media who would then do stories on why the government does in fact need to act.
It’s for the children you know.
And that circle of lefty groups being consulted, a report issued and then that report being used by the lefty groups that were consulted – that is already going on.
Two of the groups that the UN consulted are quoted by the Canadian Press calling on the government to act.
As a parent I say this – the United Nations can go to hell. When they stop supporting dictators that oppress all their people including their children, when they can deal with regimes like Syria that kill their children to stomp out opposition, or regimes like North Korea that starve children then they can think about investigating Canada. Until then leave my family and my country alone.
And that’s the Byline.