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Violence Against Women – 1994

  • RESET

Category:

LEGISLATION

Sub-Category:

Sub-Category: GENERAL

Resolution Number:

600.10.117

Club:

Durham

Province:

Ontario

Year:

1994

Status:

Open

Background:

Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Federal Solicitor General/Attorney General and other relevant ministries to urge their Provincial counterparts to issue/re-issue and emphasize/re-emphasize directives similar to those outlined in the April 6, 1989 memorandum on Spousal Assault from the Ontario Police College and the Ministry of the Solicitor General to All Chiefs of Police in Ontario, specifically emphasizing that police officers lay charges where there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that an offence has occurred.FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT concerns raised by immigrant and visible minority women’s groups, specifically in a brief submitted by the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada to the Ontario Commission on Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System in October, 1993 about HOW the police intervene in minority and immigrant communities, be recognized and incorporated into directives similar to those outlined in the Memorandum WITHOUT diluting their force, recognizing one solution cannot address multiple and complex problems.

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Article ID: 12966