Monthly Archives: December 2017

National Initiative on Violence against Women


A University Women’s Club North York Proposal

CFUW 16 Days, 16 Actions: from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEDAW), to December 10, International Human Rights Day we are suggesting 225 (our membership numbers) actions.

Just one phone call is all we ask.

On November 14th Employment and Social Development Minister Patty Hajdu tabled Bill C65 in Parliament. The bill addresses Federal Workplace Harassment.

We know that our news is overrun with more and more revelations of sexual harassment and sexual violence by those in power over women. This is a critical first step in addressing this concern from federal workplaces to local bank branches. It is a beginning to address the full range of unacceptable behaviours from bullying to sexual violence.

We ask you to call your own MP and ask him or her to support this bill. We owe this to ourselves, our daughters and our granddaughters.

We thank you.

Recap November Speaker


A popular return speaker, Dr. Adam Chapnick, professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College, gave a vigorous endorsement of immigration to Canada and what he sees as a positive impact on multiculturalism.

The crux of his talk was that “Unlike some other countries immigration is not a choice but an economic necessity” because of demographic trends. He was upbeat about Canada’s integration of immigrants since Canada has a long history of recognition of individual rights.

The chief future challenge is “diaspora politics,” he cautioned. “Immigrants… must accept that Canada’s national interest is paramount.”

With thanks to our club Archivist