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Health, Society

Bullying ‘all too common,’ reports charity

New reports issued by some school districts in the eastern province of New Brunswick show that up to 52 per cent of students, in some instances, report being victimized by bullies. A director of the charity, BullyingCanada, says he is» 

Politics, Society

81-year old woman “shocked” at Antifa bullying

Will meet with police today; son calls protesters “thugs” Last Sunday the leader of the right-leaning People’s Party of Canada (PPC) was to speak at a Hamilton college as part of the ongoing federal election campaign. Both supporters and opponents» 

Society

Prisons not equipped to house older inmates, say advocates

Elderly inmates in federal prisons lack personal safety and dignity say Canada’s prison watchdog and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. They interviewed 250 inmates aged 50 and older and prepared a report concluding change is needed. Ombudsman ‘shocked,’ inmates bullied» 

Health, Society

Over half of Canadians see or suffer bullying at work: poll

A public opinion survey found that 55 per cent of respondents said they, a co-worker, or both have been bullied at work. The figure was higher for older Canadians as it was for disabled respondents. The survey also found only» 

Health, Society

Harassment in the medical profession flagged by doctors

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal flags the problem of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the medical profession and calls for action to stop it. Impacts felt on individuals and patient care “There’s effects on the individual when» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cyberbullying: perceptions world-wide

World survey by Ipsos The Oxford dictionary defines cyberbullying as: “The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” The Oxford Learner’s dictionary adds a bit more,” the activity of» 

Society

School to review policy on bullying following teen death

A school in Quebec has plans to review its policy on bullying following the death of one of its students last week, reports CBC. Simon Dufour, 15, is thought to have intentionally placed himself in front of an on-coming train» 

Society

Youth want adult support against online bullying

A new study suggests 42 per cent of Canadian youth have been cyberbullied and 60 per cent have witnessed others being bullied online. PREVNet and MediaSmarts, two anti-bullying groups, teamed up with a service provided by telecom Telus to conduct» 

Politics, Society

Canada’s cyberbullying and revenge porn law applies to adults too

A new law has come into effect in Canada which amends the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act, and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act. Bill C-13, known more commonly as the cyberbullying act, was» 

International, Society

Bullied for being Canadian?

A teenager who was recently pulled out of school in the U.S. says he was teased by two of his teachers for being Canadian. Noah Kilpatrick, 15, was born in Ottawa, but moved to Watertown, N.Y. with his family nine»