01 Feb 2012 EFC: An Open Letter to the Members of the Ontario Legislature on Bill 13
ARPA Note: You can find our response to the “anti-bullying” legislation here. If you live in Ontario, please make use of our sample letters and get in touch with your MPP. If you live elsewhere, pay close attention to this issue as it is being pushed in other provinces and schools across the country. What follows is EFC’s letter to the Ontario Legislature, dated January 24, that expresses similar concerns.
“Studies bear out that most children will participate in some type of bullying as well as experience victimization themselves. Bullying happens not only in schools, but anywhere that children gather such as school buses, the playground, sports field, after school hangouts and online. In November 2011, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, intended to “help make Ontario schools safe and more accepting places to learn.” The Bill addresses the issue of bullying and proposes several amendments to the Education Act.” Keep reading
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