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The Supreme court has ruled that Extreme intoxication is an available defence for violent crimes.

As sexual violence survivor advocates, we at Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) are both alarmed at the implications of this ruling, and frustrated by the recurrent challenge in favor of this particular defense.The unfortunate ‒ and ever-present ‒ ability of the justice system to imperil the hard-won rights of sexual violence victims stand out to us as an act of systemic inequity.

There must be protections for those who are sexually assaulted by an intoxicated assailant.

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“Women’s Support Network seeks increased provincial funding.” by Jennifer Mclaughlin – Markham Review
#thatgirl Move-a-thon still on the move…
We've extended the #thatgirl Move-a-thon fundraising deadline. You spoke, we listened. You wanted more time to help us reach our goal; so we're going until Aug. 3. Participate, donate and help us spread the word.  #thatgirlMove-a-thon #thatgirl #run #walk #rollerblade #jog #fundraiser 
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Once again, another pick up at The Body Shop (Vaughan Mills). The support from the Body Shop and their customers continues to be incredible. The Mother's Day campaign allows for a little more personal self-care with treats of body butter, shea butter, natural soaps, cosmetics and more. A happy Mother's Day to all…

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