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Children First Canada welcome senate bill introduced to establish a Children and Youth Commissioner in the country

The CEO and founder of Canada’s child advocacy group says she welcomes the senate introducing a bill to establish a Commissioner of Children and Youth in the country.

 

Sara Austin with Children First Canada says the idea of a children’s commissioner is not new, and that the bill has been long overdue as over 60 countries around the world have instated one.

 

Austin explains that a children’s commission would serve an important purpose in helping to ensure there’s somebody independent in the government who would promote the rights and wellbeing of children.

 

She says contrary to popular belief, Canada is currently ranked 25th out of 41 wealthy nations when it comes to being a world-leading country for kids.

 

For more on what Children First Canada has in the works right now, listen to Thompson Today this afternoon at 12:40 and 5:10.

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