Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu Outlines His Bill on Domestic Violence

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Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu Outlines His Bill on Domestic Violence

Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to present his private member’s bill to combat domestic violence and support victims. He is joined by Martine Jeanson, a victim of domestic violence and founder of La Maison des Guerrières, and Diane Tremblay, a domestic violence victim, author and writer. Also taking part virtually are Conservative MPs Rob Moore and Jacques Gourde, as well as Éric Boudreault, whose 18-year-old daughter Daphné Huard-Boudreault was killed by her ex-partner.The introduction of the bill comes following the recent deaths of seven women in Quebec in as many weeks and an increase in incidents of domestic violence across Canada. The senator’s bill would amend Criminal Code provisions respecting interim release to enable a judge to require an accused awaiting trial on domestic violence charges to wear an electronic bracelet or undergo domestic violence therapy. The bill also includes measures for the victim to be informed of interim release conditions. (March 30, 2021)