CBC: 23 women have died after intimate-partner violence since the 1970s in this rural Ontario community

JoAnne Brooks, the coordinator for the Ending Violence Against Women Committee of Renfrew County, says the geography of the county and the lack of affordable housing makes it especially difficult for women to leave abusive relationships.

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