The federal MP for Quebec, Jean-Yves Duclos, the Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Martine Biron and the MP for Lotbinière-Frontenac, Isabelle Lecours .
In 2022, 184 people were killed in Canada because they were women or girls, according to the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, an increase of 20% from to 2019.
Faced with the increase in the number of feminicides in the country, the federal deputy for Quebec, Jean-Yves Duclos, believes that it is the duty of the entire community to act to counter the problem. “Gender-based violence is a persistent problem,” he argues.
We have work to do to ensure that we are stronger in countering violence against women, because it is always an issue that we feel like we are resolving, but it happens. a new social situation which means that we must be more agile
A quote from Martine Biron, Minister responsible for the Status of Women
Asked about the distribution of the $97.3 million, the MP for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière said she was concerned about the impact of social networks on young men and the popularity of certain controversial masculinist influencers.
The amount announced was released from the $539.3 million set aside by the federal government for the provinces and territories to end gender-based violence until 2026. Prince Edward Island and Ontario notably received their share in the last few weeks.