Bullying blamed for Quebec teen's suicide
A 15-year-old girl in Eastern Quebec has become the latest victim of bullying, taking her own life after being tormented in the schoolyard.
Marjorie Raymond's mother Chantal Larose says her daughter left a suicide note saying she had been besieged for the last year in their town of Saint-Anne-des-Monts, and couldn't face another day in school.
Under questioning from Opposition parties, Premier Jean Charest called the girl's death a tragedy and says the government has programs in place to fight bullying.
However, he admits it's an ongoing struggle.
Bullying has been blamed for several recent suicides by teens in Canada and the U.S., including the son of an Ottawa city councillor.
Teens themselves have been fighting back by promoting awareness and have even gotten help at an Ontario school from pop megastar Lady Gaga, who is an outspoken advocate against bullying.