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bully

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Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Department of Education, Dr.Jerry Thacker, Mike Seger

reACT to Bullying

In June my local school district was in receipt of lyrics from a student’s Sound Cloud account. The lyrics were threatening in nature and included disturbing hate speech and many direct threats. The lyrics included the words “nigger, spics, homo, and retard”. There were songs about rape, beastiality, killing, and seeking revenge. In December I learned that our child, as well as 4 other students, were named specifically in a degrading and threatening manner. There was a song about our son named Ben the Retard. The school never informed the parents our children were specifically named and the child who produced these lyrics still attends the school.   If you sign this petition you are recognizing that at the heart of bullying is the school districts reaction to it. If they ignore and downplay bullying it will continue to thrive and grow, causing a climate of fear and making our schools unsafe. By signing this petition you are also saying to your school district you think they need to not only acknowledge incidences of bullying but they need to also reACT in a swift matter to protect our children. This petition is asking those in school administration to address shortfalls and to find solutions to the ongoing bullying problem including giving parents the confidence that they will not tolerate hate speech in any way or form. Our schools must show us that they are reACTing to each and every direct and indirect threat made to our children.Bullying policies mean nothing if no one reACTS  to them. If you sign the petition you are acknowledging this is a problem and your school district needs to be held accountable for the day to day safety of our children.  Our schools should be safe for all students. They should be places where everyone feels safe and free from harm. 

Mary Kahl
1,124 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Saskatchewan Municipal Board, Hon. Warren Kaeding, Jonathan Swarbrick, Sask Human Rights, Kelsay Reimer, Jeremy Harrison, Nicole Sarauer, David Forbes, Nicole Rancourt, David Vermette, Sheldon Green, Randy Mcafee, Keith Comstock, RM of Parkdale, SK, Reeve Dan Hicks, Hon. Don Morgan Q.C. Minister, Colleen Young, Larry Doke, Bronwyn Eyre, Gene Makowsky, Herb Cox, Scott Moe, Justin Trudeau, Ray Anthony, Sherry Miller, Jennie Scott2@gov.sk.ca

Fire Government Bullies found responsible in death of Robert Duhaime

Robert Duhaime was verbally abused and harassed to the point of his suicide Aug 31, 2017, by the local government in the RM of Parkdale, SK. Those responsible should step down or be fired without severence pay, and the RCMP should conduct a criminal investigation in the cause of Bob Duhaime's suicide. CURRENTLY, NOTHING IS BEING DONE.  In this CBC article, it explains how the Saskatchewan Worker's Compensation Board said, "There is now sufficient information to attribute Robert's mental health issues and his subsequent passing on Aug. 31, 2017, to his employment," and Robert "experienced interpersonal incidents that were excessive and unusual in comparison to pressures and tensions experienced in normal employment." The Sask WCB also says, "Mr Duhaime's most recent mental health issues will be considered first as an aggravation of his pre-existing condition and then an acceleration that led to his taking his life." At least three people were found responsible. Bob was belittled and tormented by these people, both by himself, and in front of colleagues. He was also called while off work, making it impossible to avoid the continued abuse. The CBC article goes on to include some dispicable quotes from Reeve, Dan Hicks: Asked if Robert was being bullied, he said "that would be a Yes and a No." "He said there are no plans to discipline the RM staff referenced in the claim, or to review the RMs policies and procedures related to handling of staff complaints and bullying." "Hicks said verbal disagreements at work are not acceptable, but they happen. He added that the individuals involved apologized to Robert.  Hicks said the RM does have a bullying policy. "There is a right way and a wrong way and I'm not going to sit here and tell you everything was done right but it wasn't the cause of his death," he said. Reeve Dan Hicks also victim blames: He "claims Robert also cursed at town staff, and that the bullying would not have occurred if his work had met their expectations of the role." Not that his work justifies this behaviour, but It has been noted on social media by people that knew Robert Duhaime that he would never have sworn at staff, and that he was very good at his job.  Those responsible for Robert Duhaime's death should be held accountable and voluntarily step down, or immediately be terminated from their position. Following that, RCMP should investigate if there should be manslaughter charges laid. 

Right The Wrong for Robert Duhaime
1,763 supporters