Liberals to release federal gender based violence report
Violence against young women on university campuses, online harassment and how the justice system can do a better job at treating victims of sexual assault are all expected to feature prominently today in a report on gender-based violence from the House of Commons committee on the status of women.
Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu, who chairs the committee that heard from 99 witnesses over the past year on what the federal government could do to reduce violence against women and girls, says the report will come with some recommendations on how to share best practices around the country.
That includes tackling what she calls ``rape culture'' and ``victim blaming,'' which she says touches on everything from street harassment to the judiciary.
Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef is expected to unveil a federal gender-based violence strategy in the coming weeks.
New Democrat MP Sheila Malcolmson says her party is issuing a supplementary report calling for the government to go a step further by developing a national action plan on gender-based violence that involves the provinces and territories.
Many advocates have been pushing for a national plan to ensure more comparable access to support and services across the country.
The CHL Import draft is underway and with the 13th overall pick the IceDogs have selected Swedish D-Man Timothy Liljegren. Liljegren stands 6'1" tall, weighing in at 191lbs and was Toronto's first round selection, 17th overall at last weekend's NHL entry draft.
The IceDogs pre-season schedule has been announced with four exhibition games beginning September 1st, featuring home games in both Thorold and Beamsville. Barrie and Kitchener will provide the opposition in preparation for the 2017-2018 regular season.
A second member of the IceDogs sees his NHL dream become a reality as Ben Jones is drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights. Jones was chosen in the 7th round, 189th overall by the expansion Golden Knights in the NHL entry draft.