In this section, intimate partner violence includes police-reported violent offences committed against victims aged 15 years and over within an intimate relationship.
Crown prosecutors are required to prosecute in all spousal abuse cases where a reasonable likelihood of conviction exists.
Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence.
Each one of us at every age deserves to be in healthy relationships where we feel safe, trusted and respected.
There are many different forms of abuse: A Supreme Court of Canada ruling handed down on January 30, 2004 upholds the "spanking laws" in Canada, but for the first time, the high court has issued guidelines that say spanking teenagers or children under age 2, hitting a child in the head, or using objects like belts or rulers are actions that go too far.
In a deeply split 6-3 decision, the court ruled yesterday the so-called "spanking" defence in Canadian law does not protect or excuse "outbursts of violence against a child motivated by anger or animated by frustration." Still, parents, their stand-in caregivers, and teachers may use reasonable force if it is for "educative or corrective purposes," Chief Justice Beverley Mc Lachlin wrote for the majority. "Criminal Justice Processing of Sexual Assault Cases," Juristat: Service Bulletin. Elder abuse may be defined as "any act of commission or omission that results in harm to an elderly person".