|FACE WELCOMES MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPARADNESS|
MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 – The Honorable Steven Blaney, Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, chose FACE School in downtown Montreal to launch the next phase of the government of Canada’s anti-cyber bullying campaign.
Speaking to an auditorium of high school students, Minister Blaney encouraged the youth across Canada to take action to prevent cyber bullying. Moreover, should they come in contact with a cyber bully or become aware of any incidents, they should report it immediately as there could potentially be legal consequences to certain actions.
“Cyber bullying is harmful to young Canadians across the country, and has led to tragic consequences in some situations,” said Minister Blaney. “Our government is tackling the issue of cyber bullying by providing youth with the knowledge that their actions can have serious consequences and, in some cases, may even amount to criminal activity.”
Following the announcement, Minister Blaney took time to answer questions from the students regarding the new legislation as well listen to their thoughts and concerns.
Michael J. Cohen