Oct 18, 2012 / 11:53 am
Premier Christy Clark has told a stadium full of young people not to be bystanders in the face of bullying.
Clark made the comments at the We Day event in Vancouver while referring to Amanda Todd's suicide.
Todd, 15, took her own life last week after enduring years of Internet sexual exploitation and bullying by her peers.
Clark noted Todd recorded a YouTube video before her death, recounting the abuse inflicted on her.
Clark says Todd made the video to convince the public to stand up and not be bystanders.
Clark compared the teen to Terry Fox, whose death left the legacy of the Terry Fox Run, saying Todd's death should also drive young people to stand up for change.
Read more BC News
- Snow hits the Coquihalla & 97C
- Saanich man, 85, beat in home invasion
- Driver, 11, flips jeep killing 12-year-old
- Air force helps rescue hiker
- Coal mine rejected on Vancouver Island
- Ahmadiyya mosque opens in Delta
- BC NDP's bus ride went beyond Hope
- Vancouver man shot dead in Costa Rica
- Company intercepts LSD-laced mail
- Hydro project to go ahead in northern BC
- Pickton victims' families skeptical
- Coroners warn of water danger
(Click for RSS instructions.)