Canada conducts Death Panel Reviews relating to Violence Against Women

In an effort to address spousal homicide, some provinces have taken a prevention approach by examining past domestic violence cases in the hopes of making recommendations to the chief coroner.  These advisory committees, known as “death panels,” aim to identify the trends and conditions that lead to death, and how to prevent domestic violence.

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New Brunswick reviews domestic violence deaths. CBC News. February 17, 2010

Report to the Chief Coroner of British Columbia: Findings and Recommendations of the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel. May 2010

Time to act on domestic violence: watchdog. Dirk Meissner, Victoria, Canadian Press.  June 2, 2010

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