Province earmarks $734M for homes for women fleeing violence

The B.C. government is investing money to establish more safe and secure places for women in the province fleeing violent relationships.

Premier John Horgan spoke to reporters in Vancouver Friday, saying the $734 million investment over 10 years will establish 1,500 new supportive homes throughout the province.

"Often it's difficult to escape the cycle of violence, because women feel they don't have an alternative," Horgan said. "We need to have practical solutions that will help people heal and … get back on a track."

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Published Friday, May 25, 2018, CTV Vancouver.

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