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.
Three goals in the first 2:35 of the game propelled the IceDogs to a 5-2 exhibition win in Kitchener. Stephen Dhillon was outstanding in goal as Billy Burke's Dogs faced a large number of shorthanded situations.
Ondrej Machala scored two goals and added an assist as the IceDogs dropped a 7-5 decision to the Kitchener Rangers. The third game of the pre-season was played before a great crowd at the Fleming Centre in Beamsville.
Two first period goals in under a minute were not enough as Barrie held off the IceDogs 4-2 Thursday night. Drew Hunter and Andrew Bruder both scored their first goals in the opening twenty.