Change the ruling that Intoxication can be used as defence in sexual/violent crimes

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It has come to my attention that Jill Andrew has a petition running through her website as well. I was unable to find it when I created this one, but here is the link to her MPP site and the petition. I simply ask anyone who has signed this to follow the link to her site and sign that petition as well.


https://www.jillandrewmpp.ca/appeal-the-decision

I used the words from Jill Andrew MPP Toronto - St Pauls post I came across on my timeline today, with a slight edit to include everyone who has been affected by this.

https://www.facebook.com/JillAndrewTO/photos/a.2052885098285945/2616709511903498/?type=3&theater

 

Ontario Court of Appeals passes new ruling that is yet another ASSAULT on women, members of the LGBTQ community, men and so many others effected by this senseless ruling. Intoxication is now an excuse for sexual assault.
 As NDP Women's Issues Critic, i'm urging the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General to immediately appeal this!
This decision flies in the face of the progress made by the #MeToo movement. It is already difficult for survivors of sexual assault to come forward.
The lives of women, trans women, all members of LGBTQ and sex workers have value and they deserve justice after surviving sexual assault or violence! #BelieveWomen

TAKE ACTION!

Please write to Premier Doug Ford and Attorney General of Ontario Douglas Downey and demand they appeal this decision!
premier@ontario.ca
doug.downey@pc.ola.org

Here is my official statement:

NDP Women’s Issues critic urges appeal in intoxication defense for sexual assault, violent crimes

TORONTO — Jill Andrew, the Official Opposition Women’s Issues critic, is urging the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General to appeal an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that makes voluntary intoxication a legitimate defense in sexual assault and violent crime cases.

“It is already incredibly difficult for survivors of sexual assault to come forward, and to get the justice they deserve for the heinous crimes committed against them,” said Andrew. “Anything that makes it even more difficult for survivors of sexual assault and violent crimes to get that justice is a painful step backwards.”

Andrew said the Ontario Court of Appeal decision flies in the face of some of the progress made by the #MeToo movement.

“The NDP is strongly urging an appeal, so a higher court can weigh the impact this decision may have on the lives of women, trans women, all members of LGBTQ and sex workers, their bodies, and the justice they deserve after surviving sexual assault or violence.”