Mr. Speaker, violence against women and children affects all of us in our communities and as a country. I am pleased that the federal government continues to take positive steps to prevent violence, working with other sectors of society who are active partners in this effort.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters deserves special congratulations for its launch of a new national campaign aptly named "Violence-You Can Make a Difference". Through co-operation between private broadcasters and several government departments, the message will reach every community across the country.
In the Toronto Star a recent series featuring family violence depicting real life tragedies accentuates the importance of this issue in all its aspects.
I hope these insights will encourage all Canadians to become part of a national effort to stop violence before it happens.