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Winnipeg Free Press: Hurtful home truths often overlooked

Provincial committee established in 2010 to prevent domestic-violence tragedies has sat idle for a half decade and it’s unclear if any of its recent recommendations have ever been acted upon or implemented.

Manitoba’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee was established by the province in 2010 and is made up of officials from the justice system, the medical examiner’s office and researchers, among others, and was tasked to identify trends, risk factors and systemic concerns in certain domestic killings and to recommend changes.

The committee, however, has sat idle for half a decade; its last annual report issued for the 2018-19 fiscal year. 

The death review committee’s inaction doesn’t sit well with Prof. Kendra Nixon, who has been studying gender-based violence for over 25 years.

“I don’t know if there isn’t the political will, or there isn’t the interest, or there’s been a shuffling of people and it just got dropped — I don’t know,” she said.

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