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BC Introduces Bill for Five Days Paid Leave in Domestic and Sexual Violence Cases

New legislation was introduced on March 3 which would allow victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence to take five days of paid leave from their jobs.

Please find a round up of news media spotlighting this announcement:

BC Government News Release – Paid leave for workers facing domestic or sexual violence

Opinion Editorial from Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity – On International Women’s Day, government stands with those who need it most

Transcript of the legislative debates – 5th Session, 41st Parliament

Vancouver Sun – B.C. introduces bill for paid leave in domestic violence cases

Vancouver Sun article #2 – B.C. introduces bill for paid leave in domestic violence cases

CTV News –B.C. promises paid leave for victims of domestic, sexual violence

Daily Hive –New bill provides 5 days of paid leave for workers facing domestic or sexual violence

Indo-Canadian Voice –Paid leave for workers facing domestic or sexual violence

My Campbell River Now –Provincial survey on workplace support for those facing domestic violence

Global News –B.C. government introduces legislation for sexual violence victims

YouTube video of BC Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, speaking about the Bill – Paid leave for workers facing domestic or sexual violence Punjabi translation available