Child's play?

Earlier, we reported a Canadian submission to the United Nations on measures taken to protect child rights between 1998 and 2007 was handed in on November 20 - ten months later than originally planned. So why the delay? Well, in an email response, Canadian Heritage assured us the federal government "takes its implementation and reporting obligations seriously." But "the number and complexity of reports required under the various treaties, resources, workload and priority pressures can affect the ability of all jurisdictions in Canada to produce reports in an expedient fashion."

The department also stated the provincial government was responsible for putting together the section of the submission on British Columbia. The section promoted a number of programs that have recently been cut by the Campbell administration. And it was criticized by independent children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond for omitting key information.

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That's Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals for you. Promote good gov't, openess, honesty, etc. Then cancel all programs related to what came out of the other side of their mouths. BC Liberal MLA's will have a hard time finding a job in this province after 2013. I ask you, would you trust someone who for 12 years told you one thing and then did the opposite?

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