What’s Current: BC government plans to provide bus service for Highway of Tears

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The B.C. government will finally be providing bus service between Prince George and Prince Rupert, the stretch of road known as the Highway of Tears, from which numerous Indigenous women have disappeared or been murdered.

CKNW reports that, when Justin Trudeau was asked if any changes to Canada’s new prostitution legislation, which criminalizes johns and decriminalizes prostituted women, he “dodged the issue.”

“As an avowedly feminist government we know we have an awful lot of work to do on a number of different files; sexual violence, discrimination in the workplace, harassment along with the challenges posed by prostitution and human trafficking remain big, meaty issues that we are very much hoping to tackle in the coming months and years.

We are working with our Extraordinary Minister of the Status of Women to create a path forward for Canada on an issue that is both delicate, complex and extremely challenging.”

That woman with the awesome dick pic response got banned from Facebook.

The Observer’s Mark Townsend reports that, the day before Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered, another Yorkshire MP received a death threat for sympathizing with refugees.

“Notts Casual Infidels, a far-right group belonging to the extremist Infidels network, posted an image of York Central Labour MP Rachael Maskell addressing a ‘refugees welcome rally’ at 9.39am on Thursday 15 June with the warning: ‘This bitch needs to disappear.’

Hours after Cox’s death later that day, the same group said in a Facebook post: ‘We knew it was only a matter of time before we take it to the next level. We have been mugged off for Far to (sic) long.’ The post was later deleted.

That follows the news that police are investigating a white supremacist group after applause for the killing was posted on one of its social media accounts.”

The Guardian confirms that the suspected shooter shouted “Britain first” or “Put Britain first” as he attacked Cox. (Britain First is the name of a far-right political party.)

Meghan Murphy
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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