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Saskatchewan Anti-Bullying Report Won't Be Delayed: Education Minister

10/28/2013 06:14 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
REGINA - Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan says the government won't delay an anti-bullying report.

Morgan suggested last Thursday that the report would probably be released during anti-bullying week, which runs from Nov. 17 to Nov. 22.

He now says it will be released as soon as possible because people are anxious to see the findings.

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 submissions can still be made until the end of October, so it wouldn't be fair to release the report sooner.

The push to release the report comes after the family of a 13-year-old Regina girl said bullying may have played a role when she took her own life last week.

Officials have not said what was behind Savhanah Turcotte's death. But the family asked in an obituary that, instead of sending flowers, people make contributions to efforts to raise awareness of bullying.

Turcotte's funeral was Monday.

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