Luke’s Place Legal Director featured on an episode of Alright, Now What?

On July 27, 2022, Luke’s Place Legal Director was featured on an episode of Canadian Women’s Foundation Podcast, Alright, Now What? hosted by Andrea Gunraj. The episode focused on discussing the recent groundbreaking trauma-informed Inquest into the 2015 triple femicide in Renfrew County. During the episode, Pam highlights one of the key recommendations from the…

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Making systemic change through an inquest (Part two)

Pamela Cross - Guthrie Award speech by Carol Barkwell

Over the three weeks of the recent femicide inquest held in Pembroke, Ontario, the five jurors read hundreds if not thousands of pages of exhibits and listened to the testimony of more than 30 witnesses who spoke to a broad range of issues related to the 2015 murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie…

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Making systemic change through an inquest (Part one)

Pamela Cross

On September 22, 2015, three women in Renfrew County– Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam – were murdered by Basil Borutski, a man who had been involved with each of them in the past. This triple femicide shocked the rural community and made headlines across Canada. In June of this year, an inquest was…

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86 Recommendations for change from the Renfrew County Inquest

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On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, the jury recommendations from the Inquest into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam were presented. In total, 86 recommendations for change were made, speaking to oversight and accountability, system approaches, collaboration and communication, funding, education and training, measures addressing perpetrators of intimate partner violence, intervention and…

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Legal Director, Pamela Cross, featured on CBC Front Burner

Pamela Cross

On June 9, 2022, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed as a key witness into the inquest into the 2015 triple femicide in Renfrew County for an episode of CBC’s Front Burner. The episode, entitled The reality of intimate-partner violence in rural Canada also featured CBC Ottawa reporter, Guy Quinneville, speaking to his…

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