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StarPhoenix: Clare's Law in Saskatchewan used handful of times; Mounties review their role

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

A first-of-its-kind law in Canada meant to warn those at risk of domestic violence has had a slower-than-expected uptake in its first eight months.

Legislation known informally as “Clare’s Law” came into force in Saskatchewan last June. It allows police to warn someone that they could be in danger from their partner.

A committee with police and victims services recommends what should be disclosed. An advocate who sits on that committee says six requests for information were made between June and January.

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