The NDP is asking the House of Commons to adopt a motion calling for a national effort to fight bullying.

The motion from New Democrat MP Dany Morin follows a bullying-related death which has riveted attention across the country.

Morin says the suicide last week of Vancouver teen Amanda Todd in the wake of a long ordeal of school bullying highlights the problem and demands a solution.

He says it’s time for a national strategy to combat the problem.

A patchwork of programs and organizations tries to fight bullying now, Morin says, but the situation needs a co-ordinated approach.

He’s asking MPs from all parties to support his motion when it is debated later today.

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