Here is some perspective. In 2006 in a country of 34-35 million people there was 78 spousal homicides out of a total of 605 murders in Canada. The vast majority of these murder victims were men as it is every year. Not all spousal homicides are reported as such. Women are devilishly clever at killing their spouses and sometimes these killings are reported as something other than DV. If a new boyfriend (or girlfriend conspiracy as in the Nicky Puddicombe - turned lesbian- murder of her boyfriend Dennis Hoy) is coerced into killing the husband, if a contractor is used, if undetectable methods are employed, or if it just plain appears as accidental it will not appear as a spousal killing. The trend for females being killed is downward showing a total of 56 while male killings went up to 21 from 12.
I would further want you to understand that there could be as many as 2,000 deaths of men by suicide per year due to family court indignities and false accusations related to the corrupt Divorce Industry in this country. That is a serious number. All deaths are tragic but I believe the pendulum has swung way too far to the left. Put another way when dealing with per million couples we see 999,997.7 females do not kill their partners and 999,993 men do not kill their female partners.
The feminists whine and the eunuchs bow down just like we saw with the obsequious President O-Bow-ma to the Emperor of Japan and pander. Its is clear as a bell that in terms of value females have it and men do not. We are disposable.
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2005, a comprehensive report from Stats Can shows an estimated 7% of women and 6% of men representing 653,000 women and 546,000 men in a current or previous spousal relationship encountered spousal violence during the five years up to and including 2004. You can find the report at this link. Http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/050714/d050714a.htm The feminists whine and the thlibias bow down just like we saw with the obsequious President O-Bow-ma to the Emperor of Japan and pander.
Its is clear as a bell that in terms of value females have it and men do not. We are disposable despite the fact DV is pretty much equal in this country and in many instances the instigator of the DV is the female. In the following study she is 70% likely to start the abuse. http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/42/15/31-a . Who gets arrested is an entirely different matter. The memory of this loss to Canada has become irrevocably dispersed in the clouded victim feminist gender political ideology and the politicians all act like the panderers they are. Its a pity.MJM
On Dec. 6, 1989, 20 years ago tomorrow, a gunman entered a classroom in Montreal’s École Polytechnique. He separated the men from the women, then shot the women, shouting, “I hate feminists!” as he did so. Fourteen young women died. Ten more were injured. Four men were also shot.
As Canadians across the land prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, it seems a fitting time to take stock of where we are in the fight to end violence against women.
Canadian women are rightfully counted among the most fortunate in the world, our rights protected by law and supported by the progressive attitudes of citizens male and female.
Yet while considerable progress has been made, there is still much work to be done.
While Canada thankfully has not experienced an incident of the type and magnitude of the Montreal Massacre since 1989, we are becoming more aware of a variety of forms of violence against women that are less public but similarly horrifying.
These forms of violence against women include cultural practices, such as so-called honour killings, genital mutilation and forced marriage. Another danger to women is human trafficking — literally, modern-day slavery.
Canada’s aboriginal women in particular are vulnerable to abuse and are three times more likely than other women to experience violence, and five times more likely to die as a result.
Improvements in technology have introduced new dangers for women. Cyber-stalking, by way of social networking sites and email, has been made possible by technologies that did not exist even a decade ago.
Fifteen years ago, when I was working as a frontline volunteer at a rape crisis centre, these forms of abuse were not even on our radar screen. Today, we are more aware of the fact that violence against women is taking many forms and that we need new tools to face new challenges.
As Minister of State for the Status of Women, I am particularly proud of the steps our government has taken to address these challenges. Since taking office, our Conservative government has passed the Tackling Violent Crime violent or sexual crimes to service their sentences from their homes. While the bill has been stalled and gutted by the Act and made significant investments in policing, youth crime prevention, the renewal of federal corrections, combating gun crime, and supporting victims of crime.
Our government is still working to end to the use of conditional sentences, which allows criminals convicted of opposition in the past, our government believes those who commit serious crimes should serve their time behind bars, not in the comfort of their homes.
Innovations at Status of Women mean there has been a 69% increase in the number of groups that can access funding to deliver programs at the grass-roots level, directly to the women who need them.
My colleague Joy Smith has introduced bill C-268 to combat human trafficking, which will amend the Criminal Code to include a minimum prison term of five years for cases in which the trafficked victims were under the age of 18.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenny recently released a new citizen’s guide which explicitly states that “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices.” Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl is working to establish matrimonial property rights for First Nations women on reserves through bill C-8.
Ending violence against women is not something government can do on its own. Every Canadian has a role to play — whether by offering support to a woman caught in an abusive situation, or teaching young children that all forms of violence and abuse are wrong.
We can start referring to “forced marriages” as kidnap and rape, and by refusing to use the term “honour killings” as though it actually has something to do with honour, rather than being the most heinous form of dishonourable murder. In order to end violence against women, we need to face it, and to name it for what it is.
Our government is united in its sorrow for the women who are victims of violence, and united in its resolve to end violence against women. On Dec. 6th, Canadians will pause to remember and grieve for the women who died in the Montreal Massacre. I believe we serve their memory best by committing to face, and end, violence against the women and girls who are with us today.
Helena Guergis is Minister of State for the Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey.