Calgary youngster to help frame children's charter

CHRIS NELSON, FOR THE CALGARY HERALD

Selected youngsters from across the country, including a 17-year-old Calgarian, will gather in the nation’s capital this month to help create the long-discussed Canadian Children’s Charter.

Toney Bedell, a pupil at Crescent Heights high school in Calgary, will be among 30 young people invited to discuss and frame the charter in a wide-ranging two-day conference in Ottawa on Nov. 21 and 22.

Canada doesn’t have a children’s charter, but organizers hope this new document will help bring about an increased commitment from politicians and society as a whole for the protection of children’s rights and the promotion of their collective wellbeing...

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