Sexual Violence and Harassment on Ontario Campuses

Trigger Warning: This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.

On December 10th, 2015 the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment released its final report and stated that post-secondary students in Ontario experience a disproportionate number of sexual assaults compared to the provincial average. Over the past several years we’ve heard of the Saint Mary’s rape chant, the Dalhousie University Dentistry Scandal, the University of Ottawa hockey team sexual assault allegations and of the rape culture in our post secondary institutions. The government has moved forward will Bill 132 to make campuses safer for students.

MPP Daiene Vernile represents the riding of Kitchener Centre and was the Chair on the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment.

MPP Laurie Scott was first elected in 2003 and represents the riding of Haliburton – Kwartha lakes – Brock. She was the Vice-Chair of the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment and is the Critic for Women’s Issues for the Official Opposition party. 

Colonel-Maître™ Michel Drapeau is in the private practice of law in all areas of administrative law, in particular, access to information and privacy law, human rights law, employment law, security, military/veterans law as well as civil litigation. Prior to that, he served for 34 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with his last appointment as  Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.

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2 thoughts on “Sexual Violence and Harassment on Ontario Campuses

  1. As an advocate/survivor of the CPSO I completely agree with your last guest. ALL self-governing bodies must have the criminal code violation of sex abuse removed from their adjudication and tribunal processes and put into the hands of an enhanced police for and completely overhauled court system where the complainant has equality before the law and where perpetrators will be publicly named and receive full weight of the law.

  2. Completely agree Sharon. The National Defence Act and various other statues should be amended to remove the jurisdiction of sexual assaults from military courts.

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