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Sask. government pledges new laws to combat family violence – CBC

Feb 16, 2017

In 2015, Saskatchewan’s family violence rate was double the national average

Saskatchewan’s alarming rate of family violence prompted provincial Justice Minister Gordon Wyant on Thursday to promise to address the problem.

Wyant said he will propose a number of new laws in the upcoming legislative session. One would allow those fleeing domestic abuse to break lease agreements. Another would create a database of protection orders for victims and police to access.

“We take this very, very seriously,” Wyant said. “I can tell you that it’s a priority of mine and a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan to do what we can do to help reduce the incidence of interpersonal violence.”

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