Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to Cathy McLeod, M.P. for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo –
Dear Ms. McLeod:
I am a constituent in the riding you represent and I think its disgraceful that you voted against M-444, a motion for a national action plan to address violence against women.
Violence against women is still a very real threat. Are you aware that in our country one woman is killed every week because of domestic violence? How can you, as a woman and former health care professional, be so out of touch with this issue and the constituents in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding?
Are you unaware of what happened to Angila Wilson in Clearwater last year? This is a very small community and the tragedy touched everyone I know.
Please explain to me in your own words why you think that, as a nation, we don’t need a coordinated national action plan to address violence against women.
With votes like this and others you have been making recently, I find it increasingly difficult to believe that you are in office to represent the constituents in your riding. I am angry, frustrated and saddened by your apparent lack of understanding and compassion.