From CBC News – Saskatchewan has become the first Canadian province to introduce legislation that allows police to warn people of someone’s violent or abusive past.
On Monday, Justice Minister Don Morgan introduced The Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol (Clare’s Law) Act. It will allow police to disclose information to people at risk on a “right to know” basis. The law will also allow people to a apply for information through a “right to ask” process.
“We have seen too many cases of interpersonal, domestic and sexual violence in our province,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said in a statement. “If we are able to identify risk and inform those at risk, we hope to help protect people in Saskatchewan from violent and abusive behaviour by a partner.”