Category: Current events

Our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, appeared before Standing Committee on Justice Policy – Bill 161:  The Stronger and Smarter Justice Act on June 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Thank you very much for this opportunity to speak with you about …

The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act could jeopardize access to justice for women fleeing abuse Read More »

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Since Gabriel Wortman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia in April, there has been much talk about what needs to be done to stop anything like this from happening again. While the police were slow with their acknowledgement, it is …

Laws alone are only part of answer Read More »

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As a member of OAITH, Luke’s Place strongly supports and shares their message in response to racial injustices. The Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH) acknowledges the recent events of racial injustice during the past week. These acts …

Racial injustice: Considerations from the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses Read More »

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More guidelines from Justice Pazaratz Justice Pazaratz sits as the triage judge in the Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton. He has seen a significant number of cases during the pandemic and has had to make decisions about whether or …

COVID-19 Family Law Cases Read More »

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For many of us, the news that, before he shot and killed at least 22 people in rural Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, Gabriel Wortman had assaulted his partner, was no surprise. There had been many hushed conversations …

Nova Scotia murders: Looking for the easy explanation Read More »

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This webinar looks at family law, family court and safety issues for women leaving abusive relationships while COVID-19 containment measures are in place. Topics covered include: why it is more difficult for women to leave, why incidents of abuse may …

COVID-19 Webinar: Supporting women with family violence & family law issues Read More »

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Ian Burns interviewed Luke’s Place on the impact of COVID-19 on women living with violence. The article appears on TheLawyersDaily.ca. “Let’s say hypothetically I was in an abusive relationship, but I had a job, or my partner worked outside the …

COVID-19 crisis complicates intimate partner violence issues, lawyers say Read More »

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Journalist Sarah Boesveld interviewed Luke’s Place on the impact of COVID-19 on women living with violence. The article appears on Chatelaine.com. In late March, a few weeks after COVID-19 shuttered all schools and non-essential businesses, Pamela Cross and her team …

Canada’s domestic violence problem was already critical. COVID-19 is making it worse Read More »

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Published in the Globe & Mail by Elizabeth Renzetti Being trapped inside your house during this coronavirus crisis is hard enough. Now imagine being truly trapped: Let’s say you’re a woman who’s been living with an abusive partner, and planning …

For some women, home is as dangerous as the virus Read More »

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It’s been 30 years since 14 women were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal because they were women. Three decades later there is still much to reflect on and much to act on. Last year, more than 800 women in …

December 6: National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Read More »

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