Support Keira’s Law
Women’s Shelters Canada is pleased to share that Member of Parliament Anju Dhillon’s Private Member’s Bill C-233, which includes Keira’s Law, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons on June 1 with unanimous support! Keira’s Law now moves to the Senate for review, meaning that we are one step closer to finalizing this powerful and urgent legislation.
Keira’s Law will raise the level of education on domestic violence and coercive control for federally appointed judges. It will ensure that judges are properly equipped in identifying the complexities of domestic violence so that dangerous behaviour patterns may be prevented from escalating, as in the case of Keira. Not only will Keira’s Law protect victims of violence and children, it will also save lives.
A huge thank you to everyone in our community who has emailed their MPs, signed the parliamentary petition, and/or participated in our Keira’s Law Twitter storm to push for this important legislation! Violence against women is a non-partisan issue and so we were delighted to see unanimous support in the House of Commons to move Bill C-233 forward.
To learn more about Keira Kagan’s story and Keira’s Law, visit www.forlittekeira.com or read our newest blog. For questions about WSC’s Keira’s Law initiative, please do not hesitate to contact Jed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign and Share the Petition
Sign this parliamentary petition in favour of Keira’s Law and circulate it on your social media channels.