If there was any question that the average Canadian’s daily habits have had a negative effect on their overall health, the answer now seems to be all too clear. A landmark study released earlier this month by Statistics Canada reveals that Canadians of all ages are alarmingly heavier, wider and weaker than they were nearly three decades ago.
Your questions, answered by Cindi Seddon, cofounder of Coquitlam's Bully B'ware program, and a teacher as well as a school principal, and Halifax Regional Police officer Ian Burke, who conceived of and runs an Anti-bullying Hotline that receives hundreds of calls annually from both children and parents. Burke’s anti-bullying program is delivered to about 22,000 children each year, from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford. His own three children attend elementary school and junior high.