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A feminicide ; Granby revives the desire to fight against domestic violence

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Crime scene technicians analyzed the 'apartment where Chloé Lauzon-Rivard was found.

Radio-Canada

The feminicide of Chloé Lauzon-Rivard in Granby revives the desire to fight against domestic violence in Estrie.

Friday evening, the victim was found lifeless in Granby. Her partner, Michael Dugas-Farcy, a 32-year-old man, was formally charged with second-degree murder. He will be back at the Granby courthouse Monday morning.

In the indictment, of which Radio-Canada obtained a copy, we can read that the murder occurred between January 1 and 5 and that it occurred in a context of domestic violence.

The victim's father, Gilles Rivard, spoke on Facebook to express his grief and to pay tribute to his daughter: So fragile when you were born, so delicate, become a woman with a big heart always there to help others, he wrote on this social network.

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Mr. Rivard also modified his profile photo on Facebook, which he replaced with the image of a ribbon on which is written the words No to violence against women.

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The identity of the victim was confirmed by authorities on Saturday.

This message has many comments in which his loved ones expressed their condolences to the family. Many of the victim's friends and colleagues also published photos and memories that they shared with her on social networks.

For the president of the Association of Homes for Women Victims of Domestic Violence, those around Chloé Lauzon-Rivard must not hold themselves responsible for what happened.

It's important that loved ones not blame themselves, because there are so many strategies from the spouse, so much manipulation in domestic violence, it doesn't show.

A quote from Annick Brazeau, president of the Group of houses for women victims of domestic violence

She says the signs can often be very subtle, such as isolation, stress, increased fatigue or a change in behavior.

According to the Association of Homes for Women Victims of Domestic Violence, seven feminicides occurred in the context of domestic violence in 2023.

According to Isabelle Boisclair, professor at the University of Sherbrooke, citizens, without necessarily witnessing direct violence, must intervene when they notice manifestations of control exercised by a spouse. They must also remain critical of representations conveyed in cultural works.

We see it in films: women […] experience [breakups] in sadness, but men experience them in violence.

A quote from Isabelle Boisclair, professor at the University of Sherbrooke

According to her, it is important to insist on the fact that it is possible for both man and the woman to have a happy life after a breakup, despite the grief and initial pain.

She believes that those around her, including male models, need to talk more about how they got through this difficult period.

Isabelle Boisclair wishes also that victims should not be ashamed to seek help since there are numerous aid organizations.

I think we need to send the message that they can and that they must save themselves, thinks the professor.

It's not shameful to show up at a shelter. You have to be proud to save yourself.

A quote from Isabelle Boisclair, professor at the University of Sherbrooke

En 2021 and 2022, 2,700 women were housed in the 43 homes for women victims of domestic violence in Quebec.

A resident of the region had ;elsewhere issued a warning just a few days ago. Laury Choinière, from Bromont, seriously injured in a context of domestic violence, called on victims to file a complaint and distance themselves from a violent spouse. This message should resonate, according to Professor Isabelle Boisclair.

With information from Jeanne Trépanier

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