Anti-dowry law makes it wife-biased, discriminatory,and poorly formulated. A complaint from your wife or her family member can land husband and his entire family in jail without any investigation.
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Winston Churchill
A murder charge has been laid against a southern Alberta woman who allegedly called police to report she had shot and killed her husband.
Police said they were called to a rural address west of Didsbury, Alta., at about 6 p.m. MT on Friday. Officers found a 68-year-old man dead at the scene.
A 60-year-old woman was arrested without incident and charged with second-degree murder, police said. She is to appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on Monday.
Police wouldn't release the victim's name. In a written statement, they said the accused and victim were not subjects of any previous domestic violence investigation.
Didsbury is about 70 kilometres north of Calgary.