Saskatchewan has become the first province in Canada to introduce legislation known as “Clare’s Law”.
“Clare’s Law” was first introduced in the U.K. and named after Clare Wood, who was murdered in 2009 by her partner and unaware of his violent past.
Also known as the Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol Act, it will allow police to warn people of someone’s violent or abusive past.
Disclosing that information to people who may be at risk will be done through a “right to know” process and to applicants through a “right to ask” process.
This fiscal year, the Ministries of Justice and Corrections and Policing are providing over $20-million in funding for prevention and intervention services.