Changes coming to Manitoba protection orders after woman beaten to death

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The Canadian Press

Winnipeg:  Manitoba’s attorney general says the province will make it easier for people to get protection orders following the brutal beating death of a young mother.

Selena Keeper was denied a protection order against her former boyfriend five months before he was charged with killing her.

Gord Mackintosh says protection orders aren’t always as accessible as they should be.

He says the province is determined to improve the application process for those at risk.

Mackintosh says Manitoba is looking for feedback from people who have had experience with applying for protection orders before making changes.

Keeper sought an order in April but was denied because a justice of the peace found she wasn’t in imminent danger.