Statement: Anti-Bullying Day

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Today marks Anti-Bullying Day, also known as Pink Shirt Day, which commemorates  the solidarity shown by a group of Nova Scotian high school students in response to the fatal consequences of a bullying incident at their school. 
Such  an incident reminds us that we must be adamant  in ensuring that schools across Ontario remain safe, inclusive places for students to express themselves.
 
It is crucial that we aim to eliminate all forms of bullying and discrimination, especially in schools, where attitudes and ideas about how people should treat others are formed. We each have a role to play in promoting tolerance in all aspects of the daily lives of Ontarians.
 
The Green Party of Ontario is committed to the discussion of how all of us can become more accepting and kind human beings. The GPO would like to thank students, teachers, and school boards for their work in fostering an inclusive environment where people feel welcome. We are fortunate to live in a country where diversity is celebrated and differences are considered a positive aspect of our multicultural society.
 
By wearing pink today, we express our solidarity with the victims of bullying, as well as a zero-tolerance policy towards such behaviour. It is never too late to stand up and speak out against bullying.