Another woman dead. Another wife. Her husband, of course. Sherry Heron and her mother were both shot to death in the hospital. Her husband walked out afterwards and drove himself into the local bush. Every knew what came next.
“We were hoping you would speak to the big picture.” That is how Laurie Parsons, transition house worker from Mission, put it when she explained to us that she had just referred a CBC national reporter to Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres (CASAC) LINKS staff. “We can handle the local details, but we think that CASAC will better express the ‘big picture’, the systemic issues.”
Read this story in Canada’s Promises to Keep: The Charter and Violence Against Women, pp. 11-15.