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Anti-bullying bill to be proclaimed as law Thursday

Demonstrators chanted in favour of Manitoba's controversial anti-bullying bill during an International Day Against Homophobia rally in May.
Demonstrators chanted in favour of Manitoba's controversial anti-bullying bill during an International Day Against Homophobia rally in May. Global News

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s controversial anti-bullying bill 18 will be proclaimed as law on Thursday morning at Kelvin High School, the province says in a media notice.

The anti-bullying law has been debated heavily. Some say it infringes on freedom of religion because it requires schools to allow gay-straight alliance groups, and others say the wording in the bill is too broad.

The Opposition Conservatives proposed major changes to the bill and more than 300 Manitobans, some opposed and some in favour, spoke at public hearings on the bill.

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