Last week, NDP MPP Suze Morrison rose in question period to ask the Ontario Progressive Conservatives if they would honour the previous government’s gender-based violence strategy, which included a promise to increase funding for rape crisis centres by 33 per cent.
“As a sexual assault survivor myself, I find this government’s actions both heartless and cruel,” Morrison said. “Why aren’t survivors of gender-based violence a priority for this government?”
Ontario’s rape crisis centres were promised the funding in March, but haven’t actually received the money. The new government hasn’t gotten in touch about if or when the funding will be sent, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres co-ordinator Nicole Pietsch told HuffPost Canada in an interview.