Statement from Andrew Wilkinson, Leader of the Official Opposition on Pink Shirt Day

MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena Andrew Wilkinson. Photography by John Lehmann

VICTORIA (February 28, 2018) – “Today we are proudly wearing our pink shirts as we stand together against bullying. It may seem like just a small gesture, but it sends a big signal: bullying has no place in our communities.

“We believe that everyone has the right to respectful and safe schools, communities and workplaces. As elected representatives, we have a responsibility to not just talk the talk – we need to ensure that we are creating the right spaces where people can thrive.

“The Pink Shirt Day movement gets bigger every year, but one in five kids is still affected by bullying. This year’s campaign focuses on cyber bullying, which has become especially powerful in today’s constantly connected society. We pledge to do our part to help stop this troubling trend.

“It takes no effort at all to be nice to those around you, and it takes even less effort to pay kindness forward. To anyone who has been bullied or is going through a tough time right now, know that we stand with you today and every day.”

 

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