Federal politicians acknowledge the courage of the victims of sexual misconduct

Les élus fédéraux reconnaissent le courage des victimes d'inconduite sexuelle

OTTAWA-federal politicians have passed a motion on Tuesday, which aims to acknowledge that the victims of sexual misconduct “are afraid, with reason, of not being believed,” and that they are courageous to denounce “with the means they are comfortable to use”.

The text, presented in the Room by the leader of the New democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh, is calling on the government of Justin Trudeau to put in place a committee of experts along the lines established by the national Assembly, in Quebec.

This federal committee’s mandate would be to “adapt and develop measures to benefit the people who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and restoring their confidence in the judicial system and out of court “, one can read in the motion.

Furthermore, the text is intended to recognise that the victims of misconduct or sexual assault are afraid that the actions they report, are unmarked, or they are intimidated.

Recall that a wave of denunciations breath on Quebec and has targeted several public figures, including singer Bernard Adamus, artist Kevin Parent and the chief bloquiste Yves-François Blanchet. The allegations were made anonymously and have not been the subject of any evidence before a court.

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