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Bill S-206

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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
senate of canada
BILL S-206
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.S., c. C-46
1. Section 43 of the Criminal Code is repealed.
Coming into force
2. This Act comes into force one year after the day on which it receives royal assent or on any earlier day that may be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
Published under authority of the Senate of Canada

Explanatory Notes
Criminal Code
Clause 1: Existing text of section 43:
43. Every schoolteacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under his care, if the force does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances.