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Rathika Sitsabaiesan

Former MP, Scarborough – Rouge River

Rathika Sitsabaiesan is the former MP for Scarborough – Rouge River and current nomination contestant for the Ontario Liberal Party in Scarborough Rouge River
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I Am Seeking Liberal Nomination Because I Believe In Progress

My life's story has always been about working with people, finding common ground, and delivering real results. I have the political experience we need to proudly bring our Scarborough-Rouge River voice to Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government and deliver on the transit, health care, education and opportunities that will make us stronger. I'm standing up for the progress we've made in Ontario, and the progress we need to make for a brighter future. I look forward to the opportunity to fight with, not against, Kathleen Wynne on her progressive agenda as part of her activist government. Together, we will continue to make progress.
05/03/2016 05:08 EDT
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What Canada Can Do About Adolescent Pregnancy and Forced Marriages

UNFPA released its 2013 State of World Population Report on the theme of adolescent pregnancy globally. The report draws critical links between the issue of adolescent pregnancy, early and forced marriage, sexual violence and maternal mortality -- all priority development issues for the Canadian government.
11/10/2013 11:00 EST
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Girls Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions, Why Won't Canada Help?

Deaths as a result of unsafe abortions are preventable. Unfortunately, the Canadian government has no intention of saving women's lives through the provision of access to safe abortion services. The government will not fund safe abortion services in its overseas initiatives, as part of Canada's contribution to the 2010 Muskoka Initiative on maternal and child health. In addition, they also refuse to provide funding to organizations that would give women and girls referrals to safe abortion services. Canada's refusal to fund abortion services, even in cases of rape as a weapon of war and for young women and girls in early and forced marriage, is unacceptable. The WHO clearly states that in countries where there are few restrictions on the availability of safe abortion services, deaths and illness are dramatically reduced.
10/29/2013 12:44 EDT