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Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge Family Violence Awareness Week. This week is recognized across the country, and takes place from October 21 to 27, 2018.
Statistics Canada reports that, in 2016, family violence accounted for one-quarter of all violent crimes. These are criminal acts perpetrated against the most vulnerable members of society: youth, seniors, women and girls. In 2016, two thirds of all victims of family violence were women and girls.