Intimate partner violence and sexual assault of women in Canada hurts the economy and no comprehensive national policy is currently in place to address the problem. These were the key findings of The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released on Thursday. The economic losses for these crimes come in the form of costs to the justice system, costs to the victim, and costs to third parties.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) put on a clinic in public and media relations when it released its report on CEO pay. While many of the titans of commerce were heli-skiing, jetboating, or lounging on private islands, the CCPC had the news media mostly to itself. And boy did it capitalize.