Durham Region

Domestic violence numbers didn't tell the whole 'truth'

Ted Greenfield
Letter to the Editor of the Ajax News Advertiser
02/10/02

Firstly, domestic violence of any kind, by anyone, against anyone, is unacceptable. Secondly, please be advised that the information on domestic violence recently presented to your Council is incorrect.

On July 25th 2000, Statistic Canada issued a report on domestic violence indicating that women are equally guilty of domestic violence. The data you received was part of an anti-family campaign used in the mid- to late-1990's and has been discredited.

Finally, DV funding provided at your council meeting (however well intentioned) has apparently been done so based on those incorrect numbers. Either Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge MP Dan McTeague or Whitby-Ajax MP Judi Longfield can easily provide you with a copy of the truth, not anti-family lies.