A women’s advocacy group is calling on the provincial government to take action after another violent domestic dispute in BC, which the group says is the ninth in three months.
Hilla Kerner with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter says the most recent case of a 69 year old woman allegedly shot by her 70 year old husband in Mission yesterday is highly disturbing.
“We are demanding an immediate response from the province. The Premier must speak up, we want to know what she is planning to do, and we want to know what other ministries are planning to do. It’s very very dramatic and women in Vancouver, women in British Columbia, need to know they will be protected by the province.”
The woman was taken to hospital and is expected to recover.