Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: Will the PM work w/advocates in the DTES on an immediate action plan to end violence against women?

MP Kwan rose in question period on December 7, 2020, to ask:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Madam Speaker, a woman went in labour in a porta-potty and no one noticed. A dead baby was later found in the portable toilet. Another woman appeared to be getting sexually assaulted in broad daylight and no one came to her aid. Community advocates are witnessing an increase in violence against women, yet safe places for women in the Downtown Eastside have been reduced due to COVID restrictions. Increasingly, violence against women in the Downtown Eastside is accepted and normalized. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Will the Prime Minister commit to work collaboratively with advocates in the Downtown Eastside, and develop and fund an immediate action plan to end violence against women?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2020/12/7/jenny-kwan-1/

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