B.C. Green Caucus statement on Pink Shirt Day 2019

February 27, 2019

VICTORIA, B.C.  – The B.C. Green Caucus wore pink today in recognition of Pink Shirt Day and the movement to end bullying.

“I am thrilled to stand in solidarity with my colleagues from all parties to reaffirm our shared commitment against bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online,” said MLA Furstenau, B.C. Greens spokesperson for education. “Everybody deserves safety, security, and dignity.

“Bullying is pervasive in our society and it disproportionately impacts those who are LGBTQ2+, people of colour, differently abled or of cultural and religious minorities. We have a responsibility to unite against this unacceptable behaviour. Our caucus is committed to building a British Columbia that is safe, accepting, and a place where everyone is able to thrive.”

“The brave act of friendship shown by two Nova Scotia students in 2007 has become an inspiring movement to raise awareness and foster kids’ self esteem,” added MLA Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens. “It just goes to show that our youth are thoughtful and engaged young leaders, and that our future could not be in better hands.”


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