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Blair Station sexual assault prompts security concerns

Media Date: 15/08/2013
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 There was a sexual assault at Blair Station, on the OC Transpo transit way.
Reason Since Hollaback! Ottawa has been leading a city-wide discussion about street harassment, we were the go-to for comment.
Comment It sucks that the issue is continuously Hollaback! vs. OC Transpo, but the idea of 'playing nice in the sand box' to get ahead is incredibly naive. We feel it's incredibly important to maintain pressure and continue to hold OC Transpo accountable.
Outcome The usual trolls, haters and cranky people came out of the woodwork but so did supporters and new allies. You win some; you lose some.
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Keywords: Hollaback! Ottawa, OC Transpo, sexual assault