B.C. Green caucus statement on Pink Shirt Day

February 28, 2018

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus, Andrew Weaver, Sonia Furstenau and Adam Olsen, commemorated Pink Shirt Day the B.C. Legislature by donning pink shirts and reaffirming their commitment to do their part to end bullying.

“I applaud the two high school students in Nova Scotia who stood up for a classmate who was mocked for wearing a pink shirt by organizing their classmates to wear pink,” said Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens.

“Since 2007, we have honoured their leadership by wearing pink. I am proud to stand with my colleagues on Pink Shirt Day today as we reaffirm our shared commitment to end bullying and discrimination.”

Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Greens spokesperson for education, added:  “Many across our province, including members of the LGBTQ2+ community, continue to be victims of bullying. This is absolutely unacceptable and we have a responsibility to do everything we can to stop bullying and discrimination. The B.C. Greens will continue to fight for good public policies such as SOGI123 that enforce safe learning environments for our youngest generations and a more hopeful, kind and just future for all British Columbians.”

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