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Amanda Todd Death: Christine Claveau Gets Toronto Man Fired For Negative Facebook Comment

10/16/2012 06:54 EDT | Updated 10/16/2012 10:24 EDT
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UPDATE: CBC reports that the comment Christine Claveau read from the man said, "It's about time this bitch died."

A Calgary mother who started a group that's policing Facebook comments about Amanda Todd, a bullied B.C. teenager who committed suicide, says her sleuthing got one man fired from his job.

Christine Claveau says the Ontario man posted an insulting comment about the 15-year-old girl last week, the day after she committed suicide, which led her to track him down.

“I just saw all these hateful comments, outrageous things, tormenting her after her passing,” Christine Claveau told Global News. “This one gentleman said something that just triggered something in me.”

After finding out where the worked, the Calgary mom e-mailed his employer, Grafton-Fraser, a mens-wear chain, who decided to fire the man, Global News reported.

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The president of Grafton-Fraser, which owns Mr. Big & Tall, says the company has zero tolerance for all forms of bullying and the man no longer works there.

Claveau says her anti-bullying group has passed on hundreds of other complaints to Facebook staff and the RCMP.

Todd's Facebook Memorial Page has received a lot of positive and negative feedback since she died.

The page has over 700,000 likes and seen a lot of activity since her death, The Vancouver Sun reported.

Todd’s death has also led to the Alberta government re-visting the Education Act, a piece of legislature that deals with anti-bullying initiatives.

An alleged tormentor was also named this week by hacker group called Anonymous, who published the name and address of a Vancouver-area man, and claim he was behind the bullying of Todd.

With files from CP

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