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1.2 million Canadians face violence from partner
Wednesday, July 26, 2000, Neil Maghami, National Post
Husbands also victims of spousal violence: Statscan
Wednesday, July 26, 2000, Margaret Philip, The Globe and Mail
Report shows men also victims of domestic abuse
Wednesday, July 26, 2000, Jennifer Ditchburn, The Ottawa Citizen
Terrifying view of domestic violence
Wednesday, July 26, 2000, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
Report shows men also victims of domestic abuse
Wednesday, July 26, 2000, Jennifer Ditchburn, The Vancouver Sun
StatsCan report, using the same techniques as used in the 1993 VAW report this time use similar questions, but they ask both genders. Guess what? the violence is almost equal. For those who are interested this report is in our Domestic Violence subsection or, with some effect, through Statistics Canada (for free!!). The newspaper articles are of interest since only the "violence against women" profiteers are interviewed, and they work hard at trying to emotionally discredit the balance in this report since the report's technique, from the prior study, is the basis for their government grants.

Decline in spousal homicide mirrors that of other kinds of murder
Wednesday, July 19, 2000, Luiza Chwialkowska
National Post
Demographics cited as crime rate drops again
Wednesday, July 19, 2000, Timothy Appleby, The Globe and Mail
Violence rates drop....except in Quebec. Not the huge increases that the domestic violence money people have been pushing -- oops, did I say money.

Puberty hastened by loss of father
Friday, July 14, 2000, Janice Turner, The Toronto Star
Early puberty in girls...from diet?
Puberty hastened by loss of father
Saturday, July 22, 2000, Letter to the Editor from B. Jenkins, The Toronto Star
Hmmm...must be a typo, the Toronto Star called the male biological parent , and not the current date of the mom, the "father". This letter refered to the Vanderbilt study released last year, but that got editted out.

'Double dipping' child support to be appealed
Tuesday, July 18, 2000, Jake Rupert, National Post
Toronto's Justice Donald Taliano turns children into a profit centre. With obvious ignorance the judge proclaims "if that means the mother is able to provide her son with a standard of living that is slightly better than their basic needs require, so be it." Mom is on easy street, judge.

'It makes more sense to forget I ever had a child'
Sunday, July 2, 2000, Dina Rabinovitch, The Observer
Courts leave children confused and parents feeling like criminals
Sunday, July 9, 2000, Dina Rabinovitch, The Observer
OUR VERDICT: end court lottery
Sunday, July 16, 2000, Dina Rabinovitch, The Observer
Excellent three part series on the family court system in the UK from the Guardian/Observer. Other countries are depressingly similar to Canada when it comes to bad family law systems.

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