BILL NO. 106
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Private Member's Bill
The Honourable Karen Casey
First Reading: October 30, 2012
This Bill amends the Education Act by
(a) specifying that bullying and cyberbullying are issues to be addressed by the school community;
(b) requiring the code of conduct to include provisions respecting enforcement of school board and school codes of conduct, consequences for inappropriate behaviour and action to be taken if cyberbullying occurs; and
(c) requiring the Governor in Council to direct the Minister of Education and other ministers to lobby for changes to the Criminal Code (Canada).
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 The Preamble to Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2012, is further amended by striking out "—including bullying and cyberbullying—" in the sixth and seventh lines of the fifth paragraph and substituting ", bullying and cyberbullying".
2 Clause 141(ja) of Chapter 1 is repealed and the following clause substituted:
(iv) provisions requiring, where a school board is satisfied there has been an instance of cyberbullying by a person, that the school board immediately notify the person's Internet or cellular telephone service provider that one of the service provider's accounts has been used inappropriately;
3 The Governor in Council shall direct the Minister of Education, the Minister of Justice and any other members of the Executive Council that the Governor in Council considers appropriate to enter into negotiations with the Government of Canada with the purpose of making changes to the Criminal Code (Canada) with regard to addressing inappropriate behaviour and bullying by electronic means, including Internet and cellular telephone use.
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