We are more willing to deal with stolen bodies than

“We are more willing to deal with stolen bodies than murdered women” –

Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu is accusing the Trudeau government of being more concerned about stolen cars than female victims of femicide.

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In an interview with LCN, the man whose daughter Julie was killed by a repeat offender in 2002 returned to the letter he published in Le Journal in recent days.

“For eight years I have been fighting this government to take measures to better protect women,” he said.

“We are more willing to deal with stolen bodies than murdered women. I find this unacceptable in a country like Canada,” Mr. Boivenu added.

Senator Boisvenu reports that the number of women murdered in Canada increased by 60% between 2018 and 2022.

“We went from 118 to 184 in four years. It’s huge,” he summarizes.

“If you calculate the number of attempted murders and murders, that is more than the number of stolen cars, measured by the increase,” the senator added.

The latter laments the federal government's inaction in curbing this scourge.

“I find it unacceptable that there is no mobilization here or that the government does not call for mobilization in the face of so many murdered women,” emphasizes Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

According to him, Justin Trudeau and his team are giving a contradictory speech.

“I find it completely inconceivable that on the one hand the government has passed legislation like Bill C-5, which now ensures that men accused of domestic violence serve their sentence in their salon at home, and at the same time we are hosting a summit on the subject of bodywork and stolen cars, and we don't deal with violence against women at all. On the contrary, we are reducing the penalties to the Penal Code,” announces Mr. Boisvenu.

“Violence against women, as I have been saying for 22 years, is primarily a male issue. So I would expect that Mr. Trudeau has proven himself to be a great feminist and committed to almost all causes […]that he has the same sensitivity to violence against women,” he adds.

To watch the full interview, watch the video above.