NDP CALLS FOR ACTION TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2014

OTTAWA – As the Conservatives continue to ignore the systemic problem of violence against Indigenous women, NDP MP and Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) asked the following question in the House of Commons today:

Just over a week ago Rinelle Harper, a young Indigenous woman from Northern Manitoba was brutally attacked and left to die by the river in Winnipeg. Because of her incredible strength and the support of her family and her friends she is getting better.

But until Canadians as a whole address violence against Indigenous women, the violence will not stop.

So the question is: when will this government take leadership to end violence put an end to violence against women, come up with an action plan, support the families, so what Rinelle went through and what thousands of Indigenous  women go through won't ever happen again?

A video of Ms. Ashton’s question can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYtcYDV0vI