OTTAWA, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women
met with her provincial colleague the Honourable June Draude, Minister
of Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women in
Saskatchewan, to discuss ways of ending violence against women and
"The Harper Government is committed to improving the lives of women and
girls across our country, including in Saskatchewan," said Minister
Ambrose. "We will continue taking actions that help to eliminate
violence against women and girls because we owe it to them, their
families and their communities."
"We are determined to do all we can to reduce and prevent violence
against women and girls in Saskatchewan," said Minister Draude. "That
is why we have pledged to keep working with our federal colleagues to
achieve this goal. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is investing
$375,000 in developing new transition house services in Melfort and
supporting enhanced service capacity in existing transition houses in
Regina and Prince Albert that assist women and their children to escape
situations of domestic violence."
Minister Ambrose met with Minister Draude to discuss issues of mutual
concern, particularly government actions to end violence against women
and girls. Minister Ambrose took the occasion to commend the Government
of Saskatchewan for highlighting the theme "We All Have a Role" during its recent Victims of Crime Awareness Week.
Minister Ambrose also thanked her colleague for the Government of
Saskatchewan's support of the recent publication entitled "Measuring violence against women: Statistical trends". It was developed in partnership with the Federal/Provincial/Territorial
(FPT) Forum of Ministers responsible for the Status of Women.
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls in Canada while strengthening
families, communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada,
the government's support for community-based projects has nearly
doubled since 2007, supporting over 600 projects.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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