Published October 15, 2012 | 2:07 pm
Ottawa: Canadian MPs are considering a motion that would prepare a ground for a national strategy to prevent bullying, just days after the suicide of a B.C. teen Amanda Todd, over bullying.
NDP MP Dany Morin’s motion, introduced last June, is being debated in the House of Commons on Monday morning.
If the motion eventually passes, the House would appoint a special non-partisan committee to develop a federal anti-bullying strategy. Morin says it’s the time to set aside partisanship and study a strategy amid increasing reports of bullying and its often tragic outcomes.
“It’s a serious problem that affects all communities across the country,” said Morin. “Amanda Todd, a young girl from Vancouver, has just taken her own life after being bullied by her classmates. In December 2011, another girl Marjolaine Raymond took her life.Their deaths have prompted vigils in cities across Canada and in the United States and the demand was again raised for anti-bullying laws.
Morin says bullying in schools need no proofs as he was himself bullied in the school.
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