Statement by the Green Party on Universal Children’s Day

(OTTAWA) – Each November 20 marks Universal Children’s Day. The Green Party of Canada supports the rights of Canadian children as established in the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified in Canada in 1990.

Universal Children’s Day was established in Canada in 1993 to celebrate the passage of two pivotal UN documents: The 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Although Canadian children do not face the same problems as children in other countries, there is still much to improve. Inadequate access to healthy foods and exercise has played a role in increasing the prevalence of chronic health conditions, such as asthma and diabetes.

“Our children depend on us to ensure that their health and welfare remains a top priority for the government,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands. “As a mother first, I am committed to working with my fellow colleagues to safeguard the rights of our children.”



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Julian Morelli
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Green Party of Canada
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