Alberta Ministers Outline Domestic Violence Bill – March 30, 2021

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Alberta Ministers Outline Domestic Violence Bill – March 30, 2021

Alberta ministers Kaycee Madu (justice and solicitor general of Alberta) and Rajan Sawhney (community and social services) hold a news conference in Calgary to outline new domestic violence legislation coming into effect in the province April 1. The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence Act, the provincial version of Clare’s Law, will allow people who feel they are at risk to apply for a disclosure to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence. It will also allow police to proactively initiate a request if they have reason to suspect a person is at risk of domestic partner violence. The ministers are joined by Chief Keith Blake of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, Andrea Silverstone, executive director of Sagesse, and Dianne Denovan, a domestic violence survivor. (no interpretation)