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Kevin Klein and the PC's Commit to Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives (PCs) are firmly dedicated to combating domestic violence and ensuring the safety and well-being of women and girls in Manitoba. Today, Kevin Klein, the PC candidate for Kirkfield Park, announced a comprehensive commitment of $10 million to bolster support and services for women seeking refuge from abuse.

Klein, deeply affected by the tragic loss of his mother due to partner violence, passionately asserts that no woman should endure such suffering in silence. He emphasizes the urgent need to provide unwavering support to survivors as they embark on their journey to recovery. He also underscores the importance of offering a safe haven for those trapped without recourse. Klein envisions a world where comprehensive support is readily available, determined to spare others from enduring the painful journey he has witnessed for years. The Progressive Conservatives remain resolute in their commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of victims of crime and violence.

As part of this funding commitment, $5 million will be allocated to expand domestic violence and sexual assault counseling services in Manitoba. Additionally, there will be a $5 million funding increase for women's shelters across the province.

Réjeanne Caron, the PC candidate for Fort Rouge and a police officer with three decades of frontline experience, has witnessed firsthand the brutal and devastating impact of domestic abuse and sexual violence on communities and victims. She takes pride in being part of a team that acknowledges the urgency of this issue and is committed to allocating more funding to support and empower women fleeing violence.

Today's commitment builds upon the PC's ongoing efforts to support survivors. This includes funding for initiatives like the Clan Mothers, an Indigenous-led grassroots organization dedicated to constructing a healing lodge and housing for women recovering from sexual violence, exploitation, and trafficking. In Budget 2023, the PCs also allocated funding for the Family Violence Prevention Program, supported nine women's centers, and initiated programs to engage men and boys in actively contributing to the fight against sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

The provincial election is scheduled for October 3rd, 2023.


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