Billings, Blair transit stations top list for assaults on Transpo 2

Media Date: 03/12/2013
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: The Ottawa Sun

Interviewer: Kelly Roche

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Director of Hollaback! Ottawa

Article Information

Background The Ottawa Sun was covering the insider documents the Ottawa Citizen accessed through an access to information request.
Reason Continued coverage of safety on public transit.
Comment "Two out of 100 incidents special constables responded to between Jan. 1 and Nov. 23 were harassment-based -- meaning 98 assaults.

"That's still just the tip of the iceberg," said Julie Lalonde from anti-street harassment group Hollaback Ottawa, adding less than 10% of assaults are reported nationwide.

"It confirms what we have been hearing directly from women and directly from transit riders, which is, they don't feel safe."
Outcome Onward!
Link to Article http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/12/03/billings-blair-transit-stations-top-list-for-assaults-on-transpo

 

Keywords: Hollaback! Ottawa, public transit, violence against women, OC Transpo