In Defence of Burnaby School Board's Anti-Bullying Policy to Protect LGBTQ Highschool Students

April 28, 2011

The Burnaby School Board is drafting Policy 5.45 to protect LGBTQ students from harrassment and bullying in the high schools. It seems these students are singled out by fanatical religious groups and judged/persecuted based on their sexual preference (or even curiosity). The local Burnaby newspapers have been covering the debate at school board meetings.

Esther Harrison's letter to the editor in defence of Policy 5.45 was published on May 19, 2011 in the Burnaby NewsLeader at

And, retired teacher/Vancouver School Board Administrator, Ben Seebaran wrote an article called New Policy has Weaknesses. Here is Esther Harrison's response "Yes, Policy 5.45 is necessary" published on June 8, 2011, in the Burnaby NOW.

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