(National Review) Canada’s minister of status of women, Patty Hajdu, has denounced a proposal that would allow Canadians to carry pepper spray, saying it’s “offensive” to women because it focuses on women protecting themselves rather than on stopping men from attacking.
The proposal was introduced on Friday by Kellie Leitch, a Conservative member of the Canadian Parliament. It would amend Canada’s criminal code to allow the carrying of pepper spray.
Leitch said the measure would “make Canada safer by better empowering Canadians to defend themselves from criminal acts,” adding that it’s a “sensible” way to “strengthen the rights of women,” according to Huffington Post.
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