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In Saskatchewan, a domestic violence prevention law hits roadblocks

CBC’s Bonnie Allen reports on Clare’s Law, the new domestic violence prevention legislation in Saskatchewan, and explains why the RCMP says it can’t take part.
Saskatchewan has just become the first province to enact Clare's Law, which aims to prevent domestic violence. (Shutterstock)
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Saskatchewan has just become the first province to enact Clare's Law, which aims to help prevent domestic violence by allowing police to warn people about a partner's violent past. But it's already hit a stumbling block: The RCMP says it won't take part.

Bonnie Allen, a CBC national reporter based in Regina, walks us through the new law and talks about why it's controversial — including among some anti-domestic violence advocates.

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