UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Canada’s Role


Part 1 of 6    Competence, Safety, Health  Canada played an instrumental role in drafting and promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention outlines the responsibilities governments have to ensure a child’s right to survival, healthy development, protection and participation in all matters that affect them. The four general principles of the Convention are: non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the right to life, survival and development, and respect for the views of the child. [1] Public Health Agency of Canada

Convention on the Rights of the Child [2]
Article 3
3. States Parties shall ensure that the institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with the standards established by competent authorities, particularly in the areas of safety, health,

Competence, Safety, Health
–     The Ontario Ministry of Health will not accept health complaints related to industrial wind turbines. [3]
–     The Ontario Ministry of Environment has repeatedly failed to adequately regulate, monitor and enforce emissions fromindustrial wind turbines. [4] [5] [6] [7]
–     Health Canada has failed to respond and resolve to a very large number and well documented health complaints related to industrial wind turbines [8]
–     A 2011 Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) decision found that the test for serious harm to human health from wind turbines can include both direct and indirect pathways. On July 23, 2012 Ontario Chief Medical Officer or Health, Dr. Arlene King continued to stand by her conclusions about no direct health effects [9]

Wind Victims Ontario has provided only a small sample of references. And has no intention of providing complete documentation. Overwhelming evidence is available.
[1] Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncd-jne/bck-info-un-eng.php
[2] Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx
[3] Personal correspondences from David Libby
[4] http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/setbacks/
[5] http://windvictimsontario.com/analysis-of-low-frequency-and-infrasound-at-the-shirley-wind-farm.html
[6] http://windvictimsontario.com/industrial-wind-turbines-shatter-environmental-guidelines.html
[7] http://windvictimsontario.com/provincial-ministry-response-to-noise-complaints.html
[8] http://windvictimsontario.com/victims-of-wind-demand-a-public-inquiry—health-canada-submissions.html
[9] http://windvictimsontario.com/action-alerts.html

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