WINNIPEG — On Wednesday, NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality, Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) urged the Liberal government to create a Red Dress Alert program to urgently notify the public when Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit person goes missing.
OTTAWA—Today, NDP critic for Women and Gender Equality Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) released the following statement in response to news that the Liberal government has spent only 5 per cent of a $724.1 million fund to address violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people:
WINNIPEG, DECEMBER 2, 2022 – Winnipeg Centre MP, Leah Gazan, NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality, offers heartfelt support to families and communities impacted by yesterday’s announcement by the Winnipeg Police Service after three more homicides of Indigenous women are alleged to be connected to accused killer Jeremy Skibicki.
Dear Minister Qualtrough,
I am writing to request that your department investigate whether Youth for Christ (YFC) Winnipeg violated its Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program attestation. As the MP for Winnipeg Centre where YFC Winnipeg is located, I am concerned by reports that its policies have excluded 2SLGBTQ youth from accessing its recreational facilities, and prevented staff and volunteers from openly identifying as 2SLGBTQ.
We wrote to you on June 15, 2022, to bring your attention to the lengthy processing times constituents across the country are facing in obtaining refugee travel documents and Certificates of Identity. We have yet to receive a response, and the situation has only worsened.
OTTAWA—Today, NDP MP Leah Gazan’s (Winnipeg Centre) NDP Critic for the Status of Women Leah Gazan issued the following statement:
“Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Nearly 45 per cent of Canadian women have experienced some form of intimate partner violence, and this rate is increasing. The numbers are even higher for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people."
OTTAWA—Today, NDP MP Leah Gazan’s (Winnipeg Centre) motion calling on the government to recognize what happened in Canada's Indian residential schools as genocide passed by unanimous consent in the House of Commons.
Today, NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre Leah Gazan was pleased to congratulate Ka Ni Kanichihk on the new home of Velma’s House, a low-barrier, 24/7 safe space supporting women and gender diverse people within Winnipeg.
As elected officials representing the downtown area, we are calling for a delay in the sale of Lions Place until such time as a new non-profit buyer can be found and we are asking the provincial and federal governments to step in and ensure residents will not lose housing.
Today, we commemorate International Safe Abortion Day to honour the trailblazers who fought for the right to access safe and legal abortions and reproductive health care services.