Bullying maims, stifles and kills innocent children, ultimately destroying families and communities! Too many innocent young lives have been lost to suicide secondary to bullying. Bill 13 is not protecting all children equally. Kids continue to die!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
We the undersigned call on Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Education, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Hon.Vic Toews and Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty to stop bullying in schools and bullying related suicide. We ask that the education act and bill 13 are amended to reflect the magnitude of the bullying crises in Canadian schools.
We ask that the bill 14, submitted by the Hon. Elizabeth Withmer is included in and become a part of bill 13 to protect our children from bullies in the school environment. We ask that both teachers and parents are held accountable for the harm done to victims of bullying while at school and they can be charged with a criminal negligence and or failing to protect a child from harm.