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  • New Watch Group Formed to Study and Combat the Murder of Women

    From the Oxford English Dictionary.

    A new group has been formed with the aim of addressing some of the shortcomings in the system to try to make the country safer for women and girls.

    The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability was officially launched yesterday, the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, a shooting incident that took the lives of 14 women at École Polytechnique in 1989.

    Jenny Wright, Executive Director of the St. John’s Status of Women’s Council is one of two expert advisory panelists on the observatory from this province. She says the aim is make sure police and governments are kept accountable.

    Wright says the group will collect research and data on how police and government respond to the killing of women, and push for better legislation and practice and make the country safer.

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