Bullying on the national agenda after Todd death

Published On October 15, 2012 | By HN Staff | News

MP brings forward new motion to target bullying on a national level
COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Motion leaves some questioning if bullying needs federal involvement

By Erin Eaton and Katherine Ward

New Democratic Party MP Dany Morin is expected to bring forward a motion Monday seeking more involvement from the federal government in dealing with bullying across the country.

This motion comes at a time when bullying is front and center as an issue that spans the country.

Monday marks the one year anniversary of Jamie Hubley’s death, who was the son of Kanata city Coun. Allan Hubley.

Jaime Hubley, who was 15 suffered from depression and committed suicide.

Only last week, Amanda Todd, another 15 year old took her own life in B.C.

She posted a video on youtube detailing her experience with bullying that has since gone viral in the wake of her death.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death of young people between the ages of 10-19 years old.

Those seeking help can contact various organizations including Kids Help Phone, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, or the Canadian Suicide and Crisis Hotline.

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