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Anti-bullying efforts applauded by city

City councillors Tim Tierney and Allan Hubley applauded the efforts of Colonel By High School's Students Advocating For Equality (SAFE) committee Tuesday during an anti-bullying lunch-hour Q & A session at the school.

Hubley's  son Jamie took his own life last year after struggling with bullies at his Kanata high school. Allan Hubley told students Tuesday that they need to make bullying "even more unacceptable."

About 50 students from Grades 9 through 12 attended the speech in the school's library. Some asked Hubley questions about anti-bullying Bills 13 and 14 that are before the Ontario legislature and what students can do when they are confronted by a bully.

SAFE organizes events promoting acceptance and equality at Colonel By such as the Day of Purple and Rainbow Week, which is this week.

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