Nursing in Public

From the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms:

- Every person has a right to the safeguard of his dignity, honour and reputation. (Article 4)

- Every person has a right to full and equal recognition and exercise of his human rights and freedoms, without distinction, exclusion or preference based on race, colour, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, civil status, age (…) (Article 10)

- No one may, through discrimination, inhibit the access of another to public transportation or a public place, such as a commercial establishment, hotel, restaurant, theatre, cinema, park, camping ground or trailer park, or his obtaining the goods and services available there. (Article 15)

- Every child has a right to the protection, security and attention that his parents or the persons acting in their stead are capable of providing. (Article 39)

The Supreme Court of Canada has already ruled in favour of breastfeeding in public places.


Droit d’allaiter en public au Québec en 2010 (French only)

Report an incident to the Human Rights Commission (la commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse).