|Brown, David ||Men 'one phone call' from 'total destruction'|
Two columns by Mr. Brown which explore Ontario's Bill 117, called the Domestic Violence Protection Act. Passed quietly by the Ontario Legislature on December 19th, the Bill expands to an alarming degree the scope of domestic situations and the definition of violence within them, and provides sweeping powers of immediate property seizure and other punative measures, in ex parte hearings at which the alleged abuser will usually not appear. Ontario government public relations releases regarding the Bill can be found here and here.
Both columns were previously published in the Ottawa Citizen. Republished with the permission of the author.