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Women and girls comprise just over half of Canada's population, yet they are disproportionately represented in regards to rates of domestic violence. The public has been bombarded with incident after incident in the media over the past few years of women, seniors and children being victimized. These incidents are anything but isolated - they provide evidence of a systemic condition.
The time has come to lead and prioritize the needs of survivors of gendered violence and abuse in our country.
The Alberta Council of Women's Shelters sent the following questions and backgrounder out during the election, and received responses from three of the four main political parties in Canada.
The Liberal Party of Canada has since won the federal election and will lead a majority government.