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Intimidation: projet de législation en Ontario, Canada

Karen Howlett

Students who send classmates hateful text messages or shove them in the hallways at school could be expelled under tough new anti-bullying legislation introduced in Ontario.

The legislation would make it clear that inappropriate student behaviour, including bullying, sexual assault, gender-based violence and incidents based on homophobia, will not be tolerated in the province’s elementary and secondary schools. It would also impose a legal obligation on school boards to address bullying and take steps to stop it, including possibly expelling students.

« We want our schools to be warm, welcoming, safe, secure and accepting,” Premier Dalton McGuinty said in Question Period on Wednesday. “We want all our kids to feel free to be who they are.»


The proposed legislation provides a rare opportunity for the new minority government in Ontario to work together with the Official Opposition. As it turns out, Progressive Conservative education critic Elizabeth Witmer introduced her own anti-bullying private member’s bill the same day.

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Karen Howlett, Toronto, Globe and Mail, « McGuinty gets tough on bullying with new legislation »
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 3:12PM EST
Date de création:-1-11-30 | Date de modification:-1-11-30

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