Quebec National Assembly passes motion to support breastfeeding in public

Representative image of breastfeeing in public spaces. Credit: Unsplash

Quebec City/CMEDIA: A motion stipulating that mothers have the right to breastfeed their children in public places was unanimously adopted on Mar 29 by the Members of the National Assembly (MNAs).

The motion which was presented by Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Manon Massé condemns any obstacle to this right.

Taking advantage of this occasion, the MNAs encouraged all mothers who wish to do so to breastfeed in public places.

The motion follows a recent incident at the Eaton Centre in downtown Montreal, in which a woman who was in the midst of breastfeeding her baby, was ejected by a security guard.

Upset by the incident, the woman filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission.

A demonstration was also organized last Sunday in front of the Eaton Centre denouncing the incident and normalizing women breastfeeding in public places.

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