I met Tannis seemingly by accident the morning April 11th in Winnipeg in the court house where we both were attending our case hearings. As a victim of domestic violence, I have not seen my two children, aged nine and twelve, for over three years. I had already contacted the Minister of Justice a week ago asking for an investigation into my case. I thought I was the only one being re-victimized by the "Justice" system that is supposed to protect the innocent. It is not doing this, and in fact, inflicting unnecessary pain on both parents who have fled abusive partners, as well as the children who cannot access the parent who is being alienated from them by very direct and intentional means on the part of lawyers, judges, and the entire system. We need to speak out about this, and protect the most vulnerable members, the children, who have no say and no voice. They are the innocent victims, not to mention grandparents. My own father, 81 years old, of very ailing health, may never get a chance to see or even talk to his grand-children again. This is "Justice"??? For who???
Thank you, I will pass this to Tannis.