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Letter: Finger of blame

MICHAEL BYWATER'S column(Review, 15 February) tells a horrifying story. I share his feelings about human nature when I read frequent stories about child abuse, serial murderers or paedophile rings. But it happens everywhere and so why condemn a whole country? Mr Bywater implies that women are not protected by law and are easy preys for abusers in Quebec. This is false. Quebec has been at the forefront of women's rights protection laws for more than 25 years.Marie-Claire's story is dreadful and everyone will wish punishment for all those involved. But it is wrong to blame Quebec.

Claude Girard

London W8