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OC Transpo safety plans questioned

Media Date: 29/11/2013
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: The Ottawa Citizen

Interviewer: Derek Spalding

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

Article Information

Background The Ottawa Citizen's continued coverage of safety for women on public transit.
Reason When the Citizen requested information from OC Transpo, they didn't have the information on file. That begs the question: On what did you base your so-called 10 Point Safety Plan?
Comment “I find it hard to believe they can create an effective strategy that improves safety when they haven’t even looked at what’s been happening on their property,” said Julie Lalonde, director of Hollaback, the local chapter of the international anti-harassment activist group. “To me, this was just a public relations strategy rather than an effective plan to improve safety on transit.”
Outcome Onward!
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Keywords: Hollaback! Ottawa, violence against women, public transit, OC Transpo, Ottawa