It’s a massive failure of the courts, the legal profession, the police, and society in general to protect women subjected to gender-based violence.
When the revised Divorce Act goes into force on March 1, Canadians will begin to get an inkling of whether long-overdue legislative efforts at the federal level to update divorce rules and better protect victims of domestic violence will be effective in addressing this problem, writes Les Whittington. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
OTTAWA—One woman every six days is murdered by their intimate partner in Canada.
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.