https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/gerald-mccowan-friend-of-tracey-mackenzie-domestic-violence-1.5523733

The interview presented here left out a lot of what was was discussed:

Where to access help from anywhere in Canada (sheltersafe.ca) and Nova Scotia (thans.ca);

Addictions, drugs, pandemics and viruses are not actually causing factors of violence in the family although they are certainly aggravating factors;
We must never blame and shame a woman for finding it hard to leave an abusive relationship. Such victim-blaming attitudes are precisely part of the complex reasons so many women find leaving difficult.

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