Liberal policy on domestic violence 'devastating' for women
VANCOUVER — [A B.C. Liberal
government] will expand partnerships with non-profit and volunteer
organizations to further expand access to 24/7 safe homes for women escaping
violent or abusive relationships
- from the Liberal platform booklet
Keep BC Strong
Shortly after they were elected in 2001, the Liberals cut support
services for victims of domestic violence as part of a wide-ranging effort
to reduce spending and lower taxes. In their second term in office they
changed the focus of services, putting more money into programs such as
counselling and less into groups demanding changes in the way the welfare
system, the courts and the police respond to violence. This year they are
spending almost twice as much as in 2001.
The Liberals can legitimately boast about their support for safe homes.
But a room to escape violence is only a small part of a network of services
with gaping holes that the Liberals have shown no interest in filling.
Advocates for women's rights say housing designated for women escaping
violence is being used for the homeless. They fear the government in its
third term may privatize the facilities, undermining the services.
"This period of time between 2002 and 2009 in the province of B.C. has
been a devastating one for women," said Shelagh Day, co-author of a report,
Inaction and Non-compliance: British Columbia's Approach to Women's
Inequality, submitted last fall to a United Nations committee on the
elimination of discrimination against women. Ms. Day, a founder of the
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and international advocate,
was among six Canadians who last fall received the Governor-General's Award
in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
"The Liberals have been on a course of policy decisions and cuts that had
a very negative impact on women of this province," Ms. Day said in an
interview. "The Liberals won't acknowledge it and the NDP are not openly
Government funding was eliminated for 35 of 69 community-based
victim-services programs in 2002, according to the report submitted to the
UN. The government began to reverse direction in 2005, with funding for 43
new outreach programs to counsel and assist women.
About $48-million will be spent this year on programs for women and
children leaving violence, an increase of more than $20-million since 2001.
The province currently has 63 transition houses, 27 safe homes and nine
so-called second stage houses. Last year around 13,000 women and children
took advantage of the transition-house program.
The government provides financing for community groups that support women
fleeing violence and training programs to help health-care workers recognize
signs of violence and sexual abuse. Policy changes have enabled women
leaving abusive situations to receive immediate income assistance, waiving
normal wait-times requiring a search for work and independent living.
The government record, though, is under a shadow. Ms. Day's report to the
UN cites the elimination of the provincial ministry dedicated to promoting
women's equality as evidence of the government's determination to erase
women's issues from the public agenda. Additional setbacks listed in the
report include granting more discretion to police and prosecutors on whether
to arrest and charge those involved in domestic violence, restricting legal
aid for family law except for situations involving domestic violence, and
relying more on alternative programs such as counselling and mediation,
which in some cases provide opportunities for further abuse.
More One Stop Divorce Shops - For every abused woman there is an Abused Man.
Men suffer in silence, they know if they pick up the phone to call 911 odds are
it is he rather than she who will be leaving the home, unlikely ever to have a
relationship with the children again.
Physical abuse is only one small part of domestic abuse, our government gives
women the right to abuse men, with impunity and immunity by its FAILURE to
specifically legislate a presumption of equal parenting after separation.
Ontario Family Court Judges generally and largely totally ignore a child's right
to an equal relationship with both parents. They use any dirty trick, they
engage in Criminal behaviour, deliberate obstruction of justice - For example
Justice Allan Sheffield and Denis Power of Ottawa will make any decision that
suits them to exact "revenge", they are "the hit men" of the judiciary,
generally more dangerous than childhood sex abusers.
These two judges ruthlessly and without compassion and or fiduciary duty, simply
"end litigation" by the most dirtiest legally improper tactics.
While we have the underbelly of the judiciary such as Power and Sheffield, women
will continue to be treated as victims with halo's around their head and men
will continue to be destroyed if not effectively deported from Canada if not
This housing program, will do nothing but provide yet another , very powerful
financial incentive for violent abusive women to beat up their husbands, have
him charged, and flee to instantly available public housing bypassing the normal
very long waiting lists.
That's right, fabricate evidence, have an innocent man charged , jump the queue
and create even more false statistics and even more demand for even more public
Check out the research by Peter Roscoe at www.OttawaMenCentre.com
ITS MORE MALE GENDER APARTHEID !
The government has just added to the incredible lottery type rewards that the
government will provide as incentives for women to make false allegations of
First, it's an instant way of getting "interim" sole custody and windfall tax
free income even if you a woman earning a high income and he was a stay at home
dad, he will be booted and put in jail for not paying support an income he
The financial impoverishment of the father can easily be turned into endless,
indefinite periods of repeated incarceration upon a mother's whim, if he does
not pay her what she wants.
Fathers take note this is exactly what happened to Peter Roscoe and, what has
happened to Peter Roscoe could happen to you.
Read about his heroic efforts at www.OttawaMensCentre.com/roscoe
Peter Roscoe is presently incarcerated in the Ottawa Regional Detention Centre,
Letters of support can be sent to the following address.
You can donate to Peter Roscoe's Jail Canteen fund by sending a Money Order made
out to Peter Roscoe at
Peter Karl Roscoe C/o
Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
2244 Innes Road
The Government fails to think though the problem. The statistics show
that for every abused woman there is an abused man. Police guidelines and bias,
result in police adopting two very different policies.
If a woman calls alleging "help me" , to 911, thats enough for the police to
arrest HIM when he is the one with blood dripping from his mouth and no apparent
injuries on her.
Thats enough to get any woman sole temporary custody and a year later, at
$100,000 later end up in a criminal trial to have a Feminist judge simply
dismiss the charges but include sufficient total fabrications as to prejudice
the father for life as a wife beater.
Its our feminist judiciary, who are appointed by those who are corrupt, that is,
the domestic violence feminist industry who have an incredible financial
Feminists need feminist judges to keep convicting innocent men, to allow violent
women to be presented as yet, more victims when most are anything but.
Check out the research by Peter Roscoe on judicial abuse of power at
www.OttawaMensCentre.com / roscoe
The One Stop Divorce Shop business is growing exponentially, its filling Ontario
Jails with innocent men who are simply victims of very abusive violent women
with severe personality disorders.
The fact is, the feminists most likely candidates are exactly the wrong sort of
judges, their candidates, are like them, willing to fabricate evidence, engage
in criminal activity for their own financial gain.
The One Stop Divorce Shop Business is largely criminal in nature and those who
gain from it are living off the proceeds of crime funded by our feminist
Its' pure insanity, the government is investing millions into a very largely
criminal cartel that feeds a corrupt greedy group that is comprised of "front
line workers" giving tactical advice on how to destroy men to feminist lawyers
who personally fabricate evidence to a largely feminist judiciary who make
solely political decisions that agree with feminist doctrine.
Best interests of children? Forget it, thats a fairy tale that only exists in
the propaganda of the Judiciary that does stand the smell test, its vile odor
leeches from the court room walls in palpable obvious blatant hatred towards
If you are a male, you can't complain to the police, there are almost no
services for abused men, and the government fails to provide dollar for dollar
services for women and men.
Its right there that the proof exists, the stats show that for every abused man
there is an abused woman?
Why are men reporting domestic violence.
Well, men value families, men value being parents, if the marriage ends, thanks
to our corrupt family courts, he may never see the kids again and he can end up
being repeatedly incarcerated.
Its a War of Terror, conducted by the Canadian Association of Man Haters, that
is, feminists with a pathological hatred of men, often caused by abuse by a male
a generation earlier.
What these feminists don't realize is, for every abused man who suffers false
allegations, false criminal charges and the devastation of family court, there
is a paternal mother, a paternal aunt, female cousins, sisters , that is a large
number of females who suffer as a result of an unjustified criminal attack on an
innocent loving father.
Its time for the liberals to look closely at how their support for the One Stop
Divorce Shop business might win one feminist vote but will alienate all the
female relatives of an innocent abused man.
David Hersh - Nice post - I had a similar experience, After I suffered months
of vicious unprovoked assaults, generally she came from behind, silently, then
with a strong punch from the rear to the head, she would stand there screaming
abuse with words that made no sense, foaming at the mouth.
She was the victim, yes, of childhood sexual abuse, and had a dysfunctional
relationship with , well that abuser.. A generation later, she still wanted the
relationship with her relative abuser, and had paranoid unfounded fears that I
would do to her what was done to her.
She sought out the local feminist organization, run by a very aggressive
lesbian, known for sexually assaulting and abusing heterosexual female workers
who she employed.
Next followed fabrication of evidence, when her lawyer refused to go along with
it, the same feminist organization got her their own lawyer, yes, another well
known lesbian with a chronic reputation of having a hatred towards men. She
personally fabricated evidence.
The whole lot, funded under programs for "abused women"..
One abused woman, a real abused woman who suffered real abuse from a really
violent man, was repeatedly approached at the shelter to provide a fabricated
affidavit, she refused, and she was placed on repeated interviews, and to her
credit, she refused that pressure.
That same abused woman told me they pulled out a manual, it had "sample
affidavits" all with horrible allegations of physical, emotional, psychological,
It was simply cut and paste and insert the names, one affidavit suits all with
minor modifications to get temporary custody and thats what it was all about.
The Liberals will alienate quite a few female voters who are relatives of
Canada's epidemic of abused men.