PATHS, along with Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women CRIAW-ICREF, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation, Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Women’s Committee, Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan, and the National Farmers Union Women’s Advisory, recently sent a letter to the federal Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould and federal Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau to express concern over the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).
Read the full letter here.
Recommendations from the letter include:
- That immediate attention be placed on the current public transportation in Saskatchewan and that violations both legal and ethical be publicly scrutinized and condemned, as appropriate;
- That [the Ministers] seriously consider working with Members of Parliament representing ridings in Saskatchewan in securing changes to the criteria to access federal infrastructure funds, which would allow Saskatchewan to access monies for intra-provincial infrastructure development; and
- That the federal government intervene in the name of reconciliation, equality, and human rights to rectify the situation of public transportation access in Saskatchewan.
Read some recent media articles about this issue:
June 1, 2017. “STC was a ‘lifeline’ for escaping domestic violence, says organization”. CBC Saskatchewan.
June 8, 2017. Op-Ed: STC closure puts lives at risk. Regina Leader-Post.
July 7, 2017. ‘Lives could be at stake’: Women’s groups want feds to act on Sask. STC closure. CBC Saskatchewan.