Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

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MP Hajdu Answers Question on Gender Based Violence

Mr. Speaker, today we wear purple to shine the light on violence against women. We stand in solidarity with women subject to violence, and we give them our unconditional support.

    When I was health minister, I was pleased to announce a 10-year $100 million investment to prevent, detect, and combat family violence and child abuse, with 30% of that funding going to aboriginal women, who, of course, are the most vulnerable of the victims.
    Can the health minister reassure the House that this funding and investment is still ongoing?

Mr. Speaker, I think we all stand in solidarity with women who are experiencing violence in their everyday lives. It is heartwarming to see so many people wearing purple today.

    I am very excited to be working on a federal gender-based violence strategy that is going to take into account the tremendous work that needs to be done in this country to address this issue. I am very much looking forward to reporting to this House in 2017 how our strategy will unfold.