Sunday, November 6, 2005

Manitoba Expands Scope of Domestic Violence Law

Victims of dating violence can now apply for protection orders under a new law that has come into force in Manitoba. "There will be protection for people in dating relationships," said Christine Melnick, Manitoba's family services and housing minister.  While many crisis workers are pleased to see these amendments to the province's Domestic Violence and Stalking Prevention, Protection and Compensation Act, some say women who may be in danger should be prepared to take charge whether or not they have a protection order in hand. "Women have to do safety planning and protection planning if they feel they are threatened and if they are threatened, to take those threats seriously, it's a piece of paper that's the reality," Bernice Getty, of the North End Women's Centre told CTV Winnipeg. Source. CTV-TV, ctv.ca. Please click here for additional information (last visited November 6, 2005, reo).

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