From the Winnipeg Free Press–Manitoba MLAs from all parties in the house voted in favour Thursday of an NDP bill that aims to help youth in northern and isolated communities who’ve been sexually assaulted.
Bill 213 (Reporting of Supports for Child Survivors of Sexual Assault Act) passed second reading in the legislature. Adoption of a second reading motion means the legislative assembly approves the principle of the bill.
It was introduced by The Pas-Kameesak MLA Amanda Lathlin in November.
The bill would require the province to report annually on the number of health professionals trained and approved to examine child victims of sexual assault. It would also require the province to publicly report on the number of evidence kits available in all health regions. Read the rest of the story here.