I'm sorry that I cannot be with you today at the 21st Annual Women’s Memorial March, as I'm in Parliament in Ottawa. I've had the honour to attend many of the Women's Memorial Marches over the years.
I, too will be remembering our friends, sisters, mothers and daughters who were taken from us. We will honour their memory and mourn their absence.
We know that many had to endure unsafe and difficult situations, and we will pay tribute to them by continuing to build a world of justice; equality; understanding; and compassion for women; and where they are free from violence and oppression.
In Solidarity and Sisterhood,