Ford froze funding increases to Sexual Assault Centres and dissolved the Roundtable on Violence Against Women
A News Release from Ontario’s New Democratic Party
Posted October 18th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario was not doing enough to end gender-based violence, but the Doug Ford government has cut those efforts even more by dissolving Ontario’s Provincial Roundtable on Violence against Women and refusing to flow funding increases to Sexual Assault Centres promised under the Gender Based Violence plan.
NDP Women’s Issues Critic Suze Morrison says that the Ford Conservatives must do better.
“The Hamilton Sexual Assault Centre has seen a 100 per cent increase in calls to their crisis line over the past three years. Their waitlist for counselling is now seven months long,” said Morrison. Continue reading