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Stand Up Against Bullying Day Act


(as introduced)

4th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
61 Elizabeth II, 2012

Private Member's Bill

Stand Up Against Bullying Day Act

The Honourable Jamie Baillie
Cumberland South

First Reading: April 17, 2012

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

An Act to Establish
Stand Up Against Bullying Day

WHEREAS bullying and cyberbullying are growing problems that have devastating effects on young people and their families;

AND WHEREAS in 2007 two brave young men from Central Kings Rural High School, Travis Price and David Shepherd, rallied behind a new student to the school who was being bullied simply for wearing pink;

AND WHEREAS these two young men, along with their fellow students who wore pink to school in support of another student, showed all Nova Scotians just how much of a difference individuals can make;

AND WHEREAS the brave stand taken by Mr Price and Mr Shepherd sparked a movement that spread across Canada;

AND WHEREAS, to send a strong message against bullying and cyberbullying, all schools, colleges and universities in the Province should spread a positive message against bullying at the start of each school year;

THEREFORE be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Stand Up Against Bullying Day Act.

2 Throughout the Province, in each and every year, the second Thursday in September shall be kept and observed under the name of Stand Up Against Bullying Day.


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