Pitt Statement on Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence

EDMONTON, AB: Wildrose Shadow Human Services Minister Angela Pitt released the following statement on the roll out of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, also known as the Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence Amendment:

“The implementation of this bill will begin to help women suffering from domestic abuse and find safe shelter, but there is still much work to be done. Far too many women in Alberta are victims of domestic violence. Our justice system is still clogged with delays, while women too often do not know where to turn for resources and support.

“It is our hope that this program is strictly monitored and measured to ensure victims are afforded the adequate safe guards this law aims to provide. I am always optimistic about any program which aims to remove victims from violent situations.”