The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, with the help of lawyers at Cavalluzzo, Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP, has filed a challenge to Bill C-19 based on the violation of the life, liberty and security of women under section 7, and on the violation of women’s equality rights under section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedom.
The Clinic, based in Toronto, filed thousands of pages of evidence including affidavits of many experts on the subject, including police officers and academics. It also recalls a personal experience of a woman threatened by her ex-husband explaining how the registry has allowed her to stay safe. Rifles and shotguns are the guns most commonly used against women in situations of domestic violence.
You can read here some of the material filed in court as well as more on the Clinic’s commitment towards women against gun violence. The Clinic plead before the Superior court of Ontario in June 2014.