St. Catharines next city to debate offering free feminine hygiene products

A St. Catharines councillor will be pushing for free feminine hygiene products at city run facilities.

Councillor Greg Miller will bring forward a motion to start a pilot project offering pads and tampons for free during Monday's meeting.

Miller writes, 'Hamilton recently rejected a similar motion; I'm hopeful we'll be a bit more comfortable in St. Catharines.'

His motion also notes a recent study by Plan Canada International indicating one-third of women under 25 struggle to afford the necessary products.

Recently the City of London agreed to start stocking free menstrual products.