Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remind Canadians that Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 27.
Pink Shirt Day started several years ago after a Nova Scotia high school student was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. The next day, many of his classmates showed up to school wearing pink shirts to stand up against bullying. The event has grown since then, and last year 6.4 million Canadians took part.
We all know that bullying can be a major problem and, unfortunately, we know the devastating impacts it can have.
I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work done in promoting this day on Prince Edward Island by Joe Killorn, son of Dr. Leo Killorn, a man who certainly helped me get my life in order.
I am sure that my colleagues in the House will join me and encourage everyone across this country to take a stand against bullying.