Bill 207 2005
An Act to proclaim
Sexual Harassment Awareness week is being proclaimed in memory of Theresa Vince, who was brutally murdered in Chatham by her workplace supervisor. For years, Theresa Vince was a victim of ongoing and persistent sexual harassment perpetrated by her supervisor.
The first week of June has been chosen as Sexual Harassment Awareness Week because June 2 marks the anniversary of Theresa Vince's death. The majority of women will experience sexual harassment at some point in their working lives. The objective of proclaiming Sexual Harassment Awareness Week is to raise and increase public awareness, to foster change in societal attitudes and behaviour surrounding sexual harassment and to prevent another tragedy from occurring. Everyone has the right to full, equal and safe participation in the community.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Sexual Harassment Awareness Week
1. The first week in June in each year is proclaimed as Sexual Harassment Awareness Week.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Sexual Harassment Awareness Week Act, 2005.
The Bill proclaims the first week in June in each year as Sexual Harassment Awareness Week.