1 Convention on the Rights of the Child—First Report of Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa, Canada, May, 1994).
2 Notes of Barbara McKenzie, Member, Canadian delegation presenting Canada’s First Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (May 26, 1995).
3General guidelines regarding the form and contents of initial reports to be submitted by States parties under article 44, paragraph ¡(a) of the Convention, Committee on the Rights of the Child, 47th Sess., 1st mtg., U.N. Doc. A/47/41 (June 1, 1992).
4 Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the thirty-fifth Parliament of Canada, 35th Parliament, 2d sess., 133 House of Commons Debates 1-6 (Feb. 27, 1996). See especially the statement: “In keeping with its commitment to advancing human rights and dignity, the Government of Canada will make the rights of children a Canadian priority and seek an international consensus to eliminate exploitative child labour.” Id. at 4.
5 The Budget, Financial Statement of the Minister of Finance, 35th Parliament, 2d sess., 134 House of Commons Debates 8289-99 (Feb. 18, 1997). See especially the announcement of an enhanced child tax benefit and the commitment to provide additional resources to children “as soon as we can afford it.” Id. at 8296.
* The views expressed are the speaker’s own, and not necessarily those of the Government of Canada.
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