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February 11, 2016

Rev. Frances Leigh Deverell

2 Barnaby Pvt., Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S4

Phone and fax – 613-747-7584

e-mail -  frandev@sympatico.ca


2016 02 11


The Hon. Yasir  Naqvi

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services,

18th Floor, George Drew Building, 25 Grosvernor St.

Toronto, ON. M7A 1A2


RE:  Your Request for Ideas on Women Reporting Violence


Dear Minister Naqvi;


Thank you so much for sending us this invitation to reflect on how we can deal more effectively with this pervasive problem in our society.  I agree with you that we need a broad public conversation on this topic.  Fortunately, the trial of  Jian Ghomeshi serves as a great starting point for this discussion.  What we need to do now is broaden the scope in order to learn what to do.


What the Ghomeshi’s case demonstrates is that our current system of Justice is simply not equipped to handle this type of case, and as long as we continue to use it there is nothing you will be able to do to get women to willingly participate....

February 10, 2016

I am delighted to announce that I am showing my work at the

First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

in the Lounge

Weekdays April 5th to  May 4th, 2017

30 Cleary Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario

Show Runs:  March 4th to April 30th, 2016

Painting for me is a celebration of life.  Line, shape, colour, light and shade are all clues communicating the movement and the interconnected relationships of the subjects.  If all life is an interconnected web, then it is my hope that the viewer will also be included in the net of relationships, and become a part of them.

Hope to see you there.

Frances Deverell

To purchase one of my paintings, please write me using the contact form on this website

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