Mr. Speaker, today for the fourth consecutive year, I am wearing purple, along with members from both sides of the House, in support of the London Abused Women's Centre's Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign.
The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness around the issue of woman abuse and its effect on society.
Organizations, schools, neighbourhoods, sports teams, and places of worship across London will be asked to participate by wearing purple.
I am proud that this London campaign has grown to more than sixteen cities and four counties across Ontario.
Since 2007, our government has funded more than $70 million in projects to end violence against women and girls through the women's program at Status of Women Canada.
Together we take a stand against violence against women and girls, which has no place in this country or any other country, and it will not be tolerated.
I would like to congratulate the London Abused Women's Centre, especially executive director Megan Walker for shining the light on woman abuse.