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Elizabeth Lafantaisie (Family Photo)
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End Violence Against Women – Niece Remembers, Honours, Joins Fight

  Ending violence against women is no easy task. It takes an entire community to make that kind of change. Christine Lafantaisie wants to do her part. On February, 18, 2011, Christine’s aunt Elizabeth Lafantaisie was killed in a random act of predatory violence. Her killer was caught, tried and convicted. That […]

PTSD > THE SILENT KILLER – “It Doesn’t Cure Itself”
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PTSD > THE SILENT KILLER – “It Doesn’t Cure Itself”

They call it the silent killer. Studies suggest ten percent (10%) of emergency responders (Police, Fire, Paramedics) suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. The RCMP recently confirmed thirty-one (31) serving and retired Police Officers have committed suicide since 2006. Four of these deaths occurred within just the past year. […]

AMERICAN JUSTICE SLAMS DOOR ON CASTRO
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AMERICAN JUSTICE SLAMS DOOR ON CASTRO

Canadian Justice could learn much from the Ariel Castro case. Castro caught a life sentence with no chance of parole plus an additional 1,000 years after he plead guilty to 937 criminal charges that included murder, kidnapping and a multitude of sexual offences in connection with more than a decade […]

INSPECTOR SCOT HALLEY (PHOTO JGJ)
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WPS Inspector Scott Halley – Reaching Out to Victims of Crime

The following is a speech delivered by WPS Police Inspector Scot Halley at the MOVA (Manitoba Organization for Victims Assistance) march of remembrance held on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  The march was dedicated to the memory of victims of homicide and was designed to raise awareness for victim related issues. […]

WPS INSPECTOR SCOTT HALLEY
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MOVA HITS THE ROAD FOR VICTIMS

Losing someone you love is a devastating thing. That devastation increases ten fold when the one you love is taken from you as a result of a criminal act.  As if the loss isn’t enough, consider the added grief and stress associated to spending the next several years of your […]

JENNIFER CREIGHTON
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MURDER – Through the Eyes of a Sister

The following tribute was presented by Tara Creighton at the Silent Witness Project at the West End Cultural Center on April 24, 2013.  Tara’s sister Jennifer, was the victim of a Domestic Violence Murder on June 20, 2002.   “I’m here today to speak about my sister Jennifer Creighton. The […]

BILL C-478 – Time for Change
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BILL C-478 – Time for Change

April 25, 2013 Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada, Rob Nicholson announced the Governments Support for Private Members Bill C-478, The Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act.   The Bill was sponsored by MP James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake) and will restrict parole eligibility for some of the most […]

SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – Hitting Close to Home
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SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – Hitting Close to Home

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to attend the 2013 version of the Silent Witness Project at the West End Cultural Center on April 24th, between 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The Silent Witness Project is an initiative designed to remind us of the impact of domestic homicides […]