Ontario’s universities stand by Premier Wynne’s Action Plan on Sexual Violence, say much work already underway

Ontario’s universities commend Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government for taking decisive and sweeping action against sexual violence, a serious societal problem that should not be tolerated.

The Premier’s Action Plan on Sexual Violence takes aim at attitudes, behaviours and culture across all areas of society – in our elementary and secondary schools, our courts, our police forces, our workplaces and our universities and colleges.

“It is only by taking action together and recognizing that sexual violence is an issue for all of us to tackle that we have any hope of eradicating it,” says Bonnie M. Patterson, President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), which represents the province’s 20 publicly funded universities.

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