Kids left behind when it comes to basic rights, Canadian Human Rights Commission says

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is urging Ottawa to pay more attention to the rights of children.

In its annual report to Parliament, the commission says children are being left behind when it comes to basic rights of dignity, safety, education and family.

The report looked at issues such as child welfare services on First Nations reserves, and the rights of transgender children and children with disabilities.

Chief commissioner Marie-Claude Landry said fair treatment and equal opportunities for all children to thrive is key.

She says how children are treated today will help determine how they will treat others tomorrow.