From an article by Pamela Cross, Toronto Starin the
Violence against women services are waiting with bated breath to see who will win this election. Despite the pressing need for continued and expanded investments in sexual assault services, access to legal supports, shelters and access to reproductive health, gender equity has not been centred in either of the first two debates.
Services that women use frequently are often the first to be cut when any new government proposes austerity measures. We fear that Ontario could face a crisis when it comes to gender-based violence services after this election.