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Paid leave can help break the cycle of domestic violence: Canadian Labour Congress

Publication Date

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, wrote the following article published by the Globe and Mail.

Nearly three decades after the massacre of 14 women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, we continue to grapple with the shameful reality that far too many women face violence, harassment and abuse in their lives.

While we haven’t yet been able to eradicate all violence against women, we can eliminate barriers that prevent people from leaving abusive relationships.

This is why Canada’s unions have called on the federal government, and every province and territory, to legislate paid leave for those experiencing domestic violence.

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