Stories about domestic violence in the media, particularly at the early stages of the case, often appear almost antiseptic in their lack of concrete information about what has happened. Often, the lack of information is because the police have not Continue reading The devil is in the details
Like thousands of Canadians, I followed the story in mid-September of Louka Fredette, the missing six-year-old boy who was believed to be in the company of his father, Ugo Fredette. An Amber Alert was issued, first in Quebec and then Continue reading Another disappearing woman
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently overturned a sentence imposed by a trial court judge in a case in which a woman, a recent immigrant from Iran, had experienced brutal physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband, Continue reading Justice for all women
Former RCMP officer and hostage negotiator, Dave Franklin, who worked for many years as an educator on the topic of violence against women, did not use the term domestic violence. Instead, he used the terms domestic terrorism and relationship terrorism. Continue reading Domestic violence or domestic terrorism?