POLITICS

Saskatchewan urged to release anti-bullying report and take urgent action

10/24/2013 04:13 EDT | Updated 12/24/2013 05:12 EST
REGINA - Education Minister Don Morgan says an anti-bullying report will be made public soon — probably during anti-bullying week in November.

The report is being worked on by Saskatoon MLA Jennifer Campeau, who has been tasked with holding public consultations and looking at anti-bullying strategies.

Morgan says the government's response will come out at the same time as the report.

The Opposition says the government shouldn't wait to release the report in anti-bullying week, which runs Nov. 17 to 22.

NDP Leader Cam Broten (BRO'-tin) says there are children in Saskatchewan who fear going to school, so urgent action is needed.

Last month, North Battleford mother Kim Loik ('LOY-k) said her 15-year-old son Todd killed himself after being bullied on Facebook and through texts on his cellphone.