Sue O’Sullivan has been appointed to the position of Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime.
Sue has worked with and advocated for victims of crime since her career in policing began in 1981, and has continually advocated to increase the efficiency of services to victims. The appointment is effective August 16th, […]
“Air India Flight 182: A Canadian Tragedy”, the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 has been released.
“The destruction of Air India Flight 182 remains the worst terrorist attack in Canadian history. It was a cowardly, despicable and senseless act,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper. […]
The Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, and Senator Claude Carignan, announced legislation to end the early release of criminals and increase offender accountability, while strengthening the rights of victims. Among other key reforms, the proposed legislation would abolish the current system of Accelerated Parole Review, which allows those convicted of “non-violent offenses” […]
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu today announced the tabling of a bill that will amend the Old Age Security Act and terminate payment of Old Age Security (OAS) benefits to convicted criminals.
As a result of the action of our government, […]
Under the current system “pardons” are granted almost automatically. The new system would allow a “record suspension” in more limited circumstances – much more limited, in cases of serious crime – and it would make a record suspension impossible for anyone convicted of a sex offence against a child.
The proposed legislation would:
- eliminate “pardons” and replace with a more restrictive and narrowly worded “record suspension”; […]
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Honourable Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Senator, today announced the introduction of legislation to help protect children from online sexual exploitation, by requiring suppliers of Internet services to report online child pornography. Justice Canada.
The Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act would amend the State Immunity Act to lift immunity for states listed by the Government of Canada as supporters of terrorism. It would also permit victims to claim and recover damages from those who perpetrate or support terror. Justice Canada.
“Toward a Greater Respect for Victims in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act” urges the Government of Canada to provide victims of crime with enhanced and legislated rights. The report makes 13 recommendations to the Government of Canada to strengthen victims’ rights that touch on:
- the inclusion of basic victim principles in the CCRA; […]
The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, along with the Honourable Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Senator, announce proposed legislative amendments to strengthen the National Sex Offender Registry and the National DNA Data Bank. Justice Canada.
The proposed amendments would ensure that:
- convicted sex offenders are automatically included in the Registry; […]
Entitled “Sebastien’s Law“, these amendments make the protection of society a primary goal; simplify the rules to keep violent and repeat young offenders off the streets while awaiting trial; require the courts to consider adult sentences for youth convicted of the most serious crimes (murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault); […]