Thursday, 15 March 2012

Elder Abuse Sentences to be toughened

Elder Abuse

“Our Government has a responsibility to protect elderly Canadians,

“This legislation will help ensure tough sentences for those who take advantage of vulnerable members of our society.”

There are already similar provisions under the Code for other vulnerable persons,

Such as minors,

Nearly one-in-10 seniors’ experience some form of abuse

But it’s often not reported.

Public awareness initiatives are always welcome

More is needed, or course, to detect, investigate, prosecute

And ultimately end elder abuse!
-D Cowell

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