Join Us in the Stand Against Bullying

Today, February 27th, our NDP MLAs will join thousands of other Canadians wearing pink to show zero tolerance for bullying.

The first Pink Shirt Day took place in 2007, but since then it has become an annual opportunity for staff, students and community leaders to discuss new ways to end bullying behaviour.

In spring 2013, our previous government introduced important new anti-bullying legislation to give schools and parents more tools to fight cyberbullying. By enshrining students’ ability to start gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in their schools, we also made sure every student who needed that protection would have it.

Unfortunately, instead of supporting safer schools, Brian Pallister’s Conservatives needlessly delayed this legislation for months and did everything they could to oppose it. But despite the Conservatives unanimously voting against it, the previous government passed the Safe and Inclusive Schools Act (Bill 18) and we will continue to work to make sure our students feel safe at school.

Our NDP team knows bullying has no place in our province. We will continue to work with parents, students and teachers to make every Manitoba school a safe, inclusive place for our children —because everyone matters.