Topic: rehtaeh parsons


Rehtaeh Parsons' death changed the conversation about sexual assault and consent

When Rehtaeh Parsons died following a suicide attempt, a national conversation was sparked on how people address sexual assault and consent. The outrage over her death, and what led to it, is still felt five years later, especially in her home community of Cole Harbour, N.S. CBC News spoke to family and friends of Parsons' about her legacy.

The legacy of Rehtaeh Parsons five years after her death

It's been five years since the tragic death of a Cole Harbour girl, Rehtaeh Parsons. Her death triggered outrage. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu has been looking into what Rehtaeh's death has meant.

Girl on Fire program finds success among female students at Sackville High

Listen and watch members of Girl on Fire at Sackville High School talk about consent, sexual assault and Rehtaeh Parsons.

Man convicted in Rehtaeh Parsons case accused of Eastern Passage robbery

A man convicted of distributing child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case is in trouble with the law again, accused of robbing a pedestrian in Eastern Passage earlier this week.

Rehtaeh Parsons memorial walk held in Cole Harbour

More than 50 people gathered in Cole Harbour Saturday for a walk honouring Rehtaeh Parsons.

Cyberbullying has 'hugely disproportionate impact on women and girls'

A Vancouver-based advocacy group says the suicides of young women such as Amanda Todd aren't merely the result of cyberbullying, but a reflection of the widespread problem of cyber misogyny.

Rehtaeh Parsons suspect facing new charges

One of the teens originally charged in the case is now accused of threatening to kill the girl's father

Cyberbullying summit

Summit in Charlottetown drew hundreds to hear personal stories about online harassment

Rehtaeh Parsons Facebook ad a 'textbook' case of online photo abuse

The discovery of an image of Rehtaeh Parsons, the Nova Scotia teen who died in April, in an online dating ad on Facebook has outraged her parents and put the social media site on the defensive. Experts say it’s yet more proof that it is almost impossible to control where images uploaded to the internet ultimately end up.

Rehtaeh Parsons's father receives death threat

Police are investigating after Glen Canning reportedly received an online death threat

Rehtaeh Parsons's mom on Dr. Phil

TV therapist facing criticism over tweet asking if it is OK to have sex with a drunk girl

Rehtaeh Parsons suspects face child porn charges

Two 18-year-old suspects expected to appear in court Thursday

Police role in Rehtaeh Parsons case

N.S. police and public prosecution's investigation to be examined by Ontario reviewer

N.S. introduces new cyberbullying laws

Nova Scotia creates cyberbullying legislation in aftermath of the death of Rehtaeh Parsons

Hospital denies strip-search

Rehtaeh Parsons' father says she was strip-searched by 2 men at IWK Health Centre in 2012

Rehtaeh's father speaks out

The father of Rehtaeh Parsons says his teenage daughter was strip-searched by two men while receiving treatment for suicidal thoughts

PM meets crime victims

Stephen Harper makes remarks to start a round table discussion with victims of crime

N.S. tackles cyberbullying

MLA Marilyn More gives details about Canada's 1st cyberbullying investigative unit

Rehtaeh's family in Ottawa

The parents of Rehtaeh Parsons are demanding news laws to help stop the cyberbullying they say was responsible for their daughter's suicide.

Push for cyberbullying law

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter discusses legal reforms to prevent cyberbullying

Another family grieves

In a story shockingly similar to that of Nova Scotia's Rehtaeh Parsons, the family of an American teen says she too was bullied to the point where she took her own life.

3 to Watch

Wendy Mesley is joined by three panelists to talk about the big stories coming up this week: the attack ads targeting new Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the suicide of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons and Justin Bieber's message about Anne Frank.

Farewell to Rehtaeh

Hundreds packed a Halifax church to say goodbye to Rehtaeh Parsons, the Nova Scotia teen who took her own life after allegedly being sexually assaulted and bullied.

500 supporters mourn Rehtaeh Parsons at funeral

Parsons' funeral drew family, friends, politicians and community members, while outrage swells online

Former head of NS bullying task force

Wayne MacKay, former chair of the Nova Scotia Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying, investigated three teen suicides in Nova Scotia in 2011

Parsons' death all too familiar to NS mother

Pam Murchison, whose daughter was one of three girls who took their own lives in January 2011, says the Nova Scotia government has done little to deal with bullying

RCMP reopens Parsons case

Halifax Regional Police and RCMP are reopening the investigation into the death of Rehtaeh Parsons

RCMP on Parsons case

Halifax RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae comments on the reopening of the Rehtaeh Parsons case

Why reopen Parsons case?

Law professor Nicholas Bala and the Elizabeth Fry Society's Kim Pate discuss the RCMP's decision to reopen the investigation into Rehtaeh Parsons' death

Raffi on protecting children

Singer Raffi Cavoukian is also founder of the Centre for Child Honouring

Vigil for Rehtaeh

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter has appointed 4 government departments to look into the death of Rehtaeh Parsons

New cyberbullying law?

MPs Kellie Lietch, Hoang Mai and Hedy Fry debate whether Canada needs a new law to curb cyberbullying, in the aftermath of the death of Rehtaeh Parsons

N.S. premier on Parsons' death

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter comments on the death of Rehtaeh Parsons

Review into Rehtaeh Parsons' death

Marilyn More has been appointed to lead the intergovernmental review into the death of Rehtaeh Parsons

Dealing with bullies

Anti-bullying activist Wayne MacKay on N.S. teen's suicide

Rehtaeh Parsons death sparks outrage

N.S. justice minster calls for a review into teen's suicide

Social media demands justice

Story of N.S. teen sparks major online reaction

Parents call for calm

The mother of a Rehtaeh Parsons, the bullied teenager who took her own life, is asking online vigilantes to tone down their outrage

Seeking justice for Rehtaeh

Nova Scotia justice minister on Halifax teen's suicide

Justice demands for bullied teen

Condolences pour in for a Halifax cyberbullying victim

A mother's grief

A Nova Scotia mother is speaking out about her teenage daughter's suicide in an effort to make sure it doesn't happen to others