Using the Law to Keep an Abuser Away

If you have been abused and want the abuser to stay away from you, you can apply for protective court orders. These court orders tell the abuser to stay away. If the abuser then does not stay away, he or she can be punished.

There are several different kinds of such protective orders. Some are available under federal law (the Criminal Code of Canada); some are available under provincial laws.

For a shorter audio/visual version of the information about protective orders, click here.


Talk to a lawyer or someone who understands these orders to decide which order to apply for.


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