Current Issues

Victims of Violence is pleased and proud that the historic Victims Bill of Rights has now come into force. We consider the VBR to be a fair and responsible representation of where we are at currently in Canada in relation to being more responsive to victims of crime and their vast array of needs, concerns and issues. […]

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduces legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to end statutory release for repeat violent offenders.

Under Statutory Release, eligible criminals are released at two thirds of their sentence and serve the last third of their sentence in the community under supervision and subject to conditions.  […]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the Government’s intent to introduce legislation to keep Canadian families and their communities safe by ensuring that the most heinous criminals will be sentenced to life behind bars without possibility of parole.

  • This legislation will build on the Government’s tough-on-crime measures to keep our streets and communities safe by ensuring that criminals who are convicted of the most serious murders or those who are convicted of high treason will be imprisoned for the rest of their natural lives with no access to parole. […]