After Brampton Now Toronto City Council Declares Gender-Based Violence an Epidemic in the City
Toronto City Council has formally designated gender-based violence and intimate partner violence an epidemic in the city, a crucial step towards addressing the severe issue. The proposal was spearheaded by newly elected Mayor Olivia Chow, who called on the provincial and federal governments to follow suit. Notably, the Ontario government previously refused to make a such pronouncement.
The proclamation also calls on higher levels of government to put into action the recommendations made by an inquest into the sad deaths of three women in Renfrew County, Ontario, in 2015. Over a year ago, the jury at the coroner’s inquest published 86 recommendations aimed at averting similar catastrophes in the future.