Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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APRIL 25, 2013

PREMIER CALLS FOR EMERGENCY DEBATE ON CYBERBULLYING

Premier Brad Wall is calling for an emergency debate today in the Legislative Assembly dealing with the serious problem of cyberbullying.

Wall said he will introduce the following motion: That this Assembly supports the efforts of the federal, provincial and territorial Justice Ministers to better protect children by combating cyberbullying, including but not limited to changes to the Criminal Code of Canada that would make it a specific criminal offence to share intimate images without consent.

“Online bullying is a serious threat to our children and unfortunately, our laws and responses have not kept pace with technology,” Wall said.  “I am pleased to see that the Prime Minister, the federal Opposition Leader, the federal Justice Minister and Justice Ministers from all across Canada are making this matter a priority and plan to implement changes as soon as possible.”

Yesterday, Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gordon Wyant met with his federal, provincial and territorial counterparts to discuss cyberbullying.  Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said he wants a review of the laws to combat cyberbullying completed by the end of June.

Wyant said he wants to see changes to the Criminal Code to specifically address the distribution of intimate images online.

“We believe that as with child pornography, the forwarding of those images is a criminal offense,” Wyant said.  “The whole idea here is consent.  If there is no consent to distribute the image, we believe that’s where the offense lies.”

Wall said Canadians from coast to coast were shocked and saddened by the recent suicides of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons, who were victims of cyberbullying.

“We simply need to do more to protect our children from online bullying and harassment,” Wall said.  “Tougher laws are part of the answer, but it also means education on how to protect yourself or your kids and driving home the point that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.”

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For more information, contact:

Kathy Young
Executive Council
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0425
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 306-526-8927

 

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