December 06, 2017
(OTTAWA) – A statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada:
“On this solemn day, we pay our respects to the victims of the École Polytechnique massacre and their families, and we reaffirm our commitment to end all violence against women in Canada. Violence and harassment targeting women and girls remains far too common in our society, and we must do everything in our power to eliminate it,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
“We have seen in recent weeks what we hope is a new normal. Women are coming forward in far greater numbers with their stories through the #MeToo campaign, and some men are beginning to be held accountable. But it is clear that while certain very visible industries such as politics, media, and entertainment are starting to change, the work has just begun, as perpetrators continue to hold power over women throughout the world,” continued Ms. May.
Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada, Daniel Green, added: “The Green Party will always believe victims of sexual violence and harassment, and always support them. We encourage victims of abuse to come forward, and call upon all members of society – especially men – to create the supportive atmosphere needed to empower these voices to speak out.”