1984.06 Spousal Abuse

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Whereas, Marital or domestic violence is a problem in our society which has been unjustly closeted and viewed as inevitable; and

Whereas, Domestic violence is a crime and not a private matter; and

Whereas, The victims of marital abuse have rights which must be recognized and protected; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the national convention of The Catholic Women's League of Canada, in 64th annual national convention assembled, urge the federal minister of justice to ensure that the courts and police enforce their mandate in dealing with perpetrators of spousal violence, thereby strengthening and reinforcing the intent of the law.