(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick - image credit)A leading expert on violence against women says this week's decision by Ottawa city council to declare intimate partner violence an epidemic could push the province to follow suit. "Even though we need all three levels of government to take intimate partner violence seriously, we wanted to make sure that the city was doing our part," Coun. The first recommendation was to call intimate partner violence an epidemic. Story continues"Some [communities] included intimate partner violence in those plans. Maxim Saavedra-Ducharme/CBCThe motion now urges Mayor Mark Sutcliffe to write Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones to request that Ontario formally declare intimate partner violence an epidemic.
Source: CBC News March 12, 2023 02:19 UTC