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Adam: Will Ontario take meaningful action to combat intimate violence?

The killings of Carol Kaleton, Anastasia Kujik, and Natalie Warmerdam could have been prevented.

As the inquest began, three yellow roses were left at the Women's Monument in Petawawa to honour Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam.
When the investigation begins, three yellow roses commemorate the woman. In Petawawa to honor Carol Kaleton, Anastasia Kujik, and Natalie Warmerdam left on the monument. Photo: Julie Oliver/Post Media

The interrogation jury is three women from the Ottawa Valley. , And made extensive recommendationson how to prevent the violence of intimate partners. Now check if the state government is willing to take decisive action, or, as is often the case, if the recommendations are ignored.

The worst thing about the testimony in the investigation was that Basil Boltsky was able to and should prevent the killings of Carol Kaleton, Anastasia Kujik, and Natalie Warmerdam. It was. Women would be alive today if those responsible for monitoring violent abusers simply did their job. Sometimes, when faced with tragedy, when the little things we miss really make a difference, we look for big solutions. For example, a small thing like a parroll officer performing a trained and paid task.

Boltsky did not just emerge from the sky and land in Renfrew County. He has a long history of domestic violence and was a timed bomb that authorities should have rejected but should ignore. He was considered a high-risk criminal two years before this murderous rampage continued. He ignored the court order and refused to participate in the counseling program, but due to carelessness and negligence, all warning signs were ignored. No one restrained him.

Consider this: A rehabilitation officer who worked with him in prison found that Boltsky is dangerous and must be under close scrutiny. Warned the prosecutor. "I believe the victims are at risk for this individual," rehabilitation officersaid in an email. You will have to defeat, defeat, defeat, and defeat him forever. "Violation" is a term used to strictly apply parlor conditions. The victim, in other words his former partner, was "at risk" from him, but the prosecutor nevertheless paid no attention.

Now you know the result. Similarly, Boltsky was under compulsory lifelong firearm ban at the time of the murder, but he still had a firearm license because the court did not order it to be seized. It seems common knowledge that a person convicted of domestic violence will be deprived of his firearm license, but no one in the chain of institutional responsibility thought it would be wise to do so. No matter how we look at this tragedy, the deaths of Curleton, Kuzyk and Warmerdam were the result of a huge failure of institutions, especially the Prosecutor's Office. However, no one is held liable. The only hope for the future may be the jury's 86 recommendations.

Since 2015, three women have been killed,111 women throughout Canadahave been killed by their current or former intimate partners. it was done. Last week, an Ottawa man, who was later killed by police, stabbed his woman and her daughterand left another battle for life in the hospital. Given the numbers, it's hard to argue with the jury's explanation of what's happening as a trend.

The government after the government does not seem to take domestic violence or the violence of intimate partners seriously. It happens many times, and when it happens, investigations and recommendations are made, but no serious action is taken. Therefore, in this case, the jury's recommendation that all parties reassemble after a year to secure inventory is essential. This cannot be another research report that collects dust on the shelves.

All activists, local government politicians, and members of the state council must set the foot on the government. Parol services and other agencies have failed women. Now let's see once if the government can face the challenge.

Mohammed Adamis a journalist and commentator in Otawa. He contact him at

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