This is Violence Against Women
Many of us are still in shock over the horrific tragedy that shattered Nova Scotia.
Twenty-two people lost their lives at the hands of a gunman. It was the deadliest massacre in Canadian history.
We now know that the killer began his shooting spree by assaulting his intimate partner. This type of violence isn’t rare in Canada. In 2019, a woman or girl was killed every three days in this country.
The federal government promised a plan to address violence against women. It hasn’t happened and that’s unacceptable.
Canada needs a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls – now. Write to Minister Monsef and urge her to take action.
Canada’s labour movement recently won paid domestic violence leave across the country. We couldn’t have done it without you.
We now must go further. It’s time to put an end to violence against women.
Thank you for being there for each other.
Marie Clarke Walker
Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress
Standing up for workers and their families