Sex-assault strategy needed
Re TTC must fight assault, Editorial Nov. 1 If the number of sexual assaults on the TTC is to be more effectively addressed and prevented, a much-needed and long-awaited strategy to fight and prevent sexual violence recently announced by the Quebec government should be given immediate consideration by Toronto city council and the police service.
Some 50 measures including awareness campaigns, increased training for police personnel who work with victims, the establishment of a police unit specializing in sexual crimes and videoconferencing tools to assist victims to keep in contact with the authorities are foremost in the methodology to deal with sexual crimes. Bruce H. Bryer, Toronto
As a student and woman who uses the TTC quite often, it saddens me that these incidents are still occurring in the 21st century, despite all the efforts to combat them. The statistics in this article should serve as a wake-up call for us to take a greater step in creating more awareness of these crimes.
Using the public transit system is necessary for a majority of Canadians and it is our right that we feel safe when doing so. There must be change and fast. Yodika Singh, Ajax