Statement from Andrew Wilkinson on Pink Shirt Day

Today marks the twelfth annual Pink Shirt Day in British Columbia, an official effort to bring awareness to the issues of bullying and intimidation in our province.

VICTORIA (February 27, 2019) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Pink Shirt Day:

“Today marks the twelfth annual Pink Shirt Day in British Columbia, an official effort to bring awareness to the issues of bullying and intimidation in our province.

“Every British Columbian, especially our children, deserves an unquestionably safe and inclusive environment to work and play.

“We must pledge to pay all kindness forward and ensure that students feel safe in the classroom, on the playground, at home, and on the internet. It is only though education and a commitment to kindness that we can triumph over bullying and intimidation.

“It is important that both parents and educators teach and provide our children with the supports and resources necessary to thrive and succeed in our province while the rest of us foster a climate of respect and inclusivity.

“Today, the BC Liberal Caucus is proud to wear pink shirts and re-affirm our commitment to provide those safe environments and supports as well as bring attention to the ongoing problem of bullying in British Columbia. We may only wear pink shirts once a year, but we can stand up against inequality, intimidation, and unkindness every day.

“Bullying stops here.”