Ontario anti-bullying bill passed

CBC News

Catholic schools and parents will soon come to accept the provisions of the government’s anti-bullying legislation, according to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Ontario’s anti-bullying bill, also known as Bill 13 or the Accepting Schools Act, passed through the legislature just before noon today by a margin of 65-36. Only the Progressive Conservatives voted against the legislation.

Catholic educators and church leaders oppose the bill because it requires schools to allow students to call anti-homophobia clubs gay-straight alliances if they wish.

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