NDP Women’s Issues Critic Cheri DiNovo is calling on the Liberal government to increase support to shelters and victim services, to help more women and children seeking to escape from violent situations.
DiNovo also brought up funding cuts to Victim Services Toronto, the only agency in the city that provides immediate assistance to domestic violence victims. Their funding has dropped from $286 per victim in 1990 to $31 in 2010.
DiNovo says something has to change.
“Today, in acknowledging the 24th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, this government will voice its concern,” said Dinovo, “but how many more women have to die before this government acts?”