is mental abuse protected by PPO?

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    answered on 25/03/2020

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    Yes. The Personal Protection Order (PPO) functions as a court order against domestic or family violence. Under Section 64 of the Women's Charter, family voilence refers to the commission of any of the following acts: 1) Wilfully or knowingly placing, or attempting to place, a family member in fear of hurt; 2) Causing hurt to a family member by such act which is known or ought to have been known would result in hurt; 3) Wrongfully confining or restraining a family member against his will; or 4) Causing continual harassment with intent to cause or knowing that it is likely to cause anguish to a family member. Physical abuse, psychological abuse and emotional abuse are all examples of acts of family violence.

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