Posts Tagged “law”

Baby steps

by Another Mother on May 20, 2011

The official government petition that was started after I was kicked out of a store for breastfeeding in public, is winding its way through various Quebec government offices. The latest: a parliamentary committee has recommended that the law be changed.

It still isn’t quite justice.

by Another Mother on May 11, 2011

When I was kicked out of a Montreal store for breastfeeding, one of the first things I did was to write a letter to the store and ask for an apology. The second was to file a human rights complaint.

I’m happy to say that the complaint has now been settled by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal.

How a petition becomes a law

by Another Mother on May 4, 2011

An official Quebec government petition was created after I was kicked out of a store for breastfeeding. On May 3, it was presented to the Quebec National Assembly (p. 223) by Carole Poirier, provincial MNA for the Parti Québecois in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. (…)

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Kissing Babies

by Another Mother on April 11, 2011

It’s federal election time again in Canada. So when the parties call you or knock on your door, you should probably ask then what they think about public breastfeeding. Because if you don’t ask, they won’t know it’s important. And (…)

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Private vs Public

by Another Mother on March 28, 2011

About a week after I was kicked out of a store in Montreal, a similar incident occurred in Vancouver. (The date on the story says March 23, but it was first published on January 11.) According to the Vancouver Sun, (…)

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A Petition for a New Law

by Another Mother on January 25, 2011

Canadians already have the legal right to breastfeed in public. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives all women in Canada this right. However, not many people are aware of this. An official government petition has been set up (…)

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A tired hungry baby

by Another Mother on January 6, 2011

Yesterday I was asked to stop breastfeeding my baby.  And I’m pissed.

I was shopping at Orchestra, a kids’ clothing store at Complexe Les Ailes in downtown Montreal. They have a small semi-secluded seating area for kids with movies playing. My older kids were sitting in their stroller watching the movie when my youngest got hungry. So I fed her. She’s 5 months old and she eats breastmilk. From my actual breast. Shocking, I know!

I wasn’t even the only mother breastfeeding. I was being discrete, as if it matters, which it doesn’t (but that’s for another blog post). And I hadn’t finished shopping.

And that’s when the store clerk showed up and asked us both to stop.