We have a serious problem with youth committing crimes in Canada since our laws are extremely lax - you can get away with almost anything, and when you don't, punishment is often no more than a tap on the wrist. If corporal punishment is what it takes to get them to stop being little pricks then I'm all for it. As it is now, young criminals are more often than not repeat offenders. That kind of force is admittedly excessive, but if it takes a good smack or a go with a cane to get them to stop committing crimes then I'm all for it. The threat of actual punishment would make people think twice before they harm someone else.