Check out our latest issue: Victim Matters. Volume 4, Issue 6, July 2014.
Check out our new special publication “An Exploration of the Victims’ Movement in Canada“.
An Exploration of the Victims’ Movement in Canada examines the history of the victims movement in Canada and shares with readers how victim advocacy in Canada has left a lasting and positive mark on the victim experience today. […]
Bill C-14, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, receives Royal Assent, ensuring that the Government can deliver on its commitment to protect Canadians from not criminally responsible (NCR) accused persons who have been found to pose a higher risk of committing violence if released. Amendments will come into effect three months from the date of Royal Assent (July 10, […]
Bill C-587 ‘to amend the Criminal Code (to increase parole ineligibility).” This Bill seeks to extend the parole eligibility period for those convicted of the abduction, heinous acts of sexual assault and murder of an individual from the current 25 years, up to a maximum of 40 years.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the introduction of legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights that would transform the criminal justice system by creating, at the federal level, clear rights for victims of crime – a first in Canadian history. Prime Minister of Canada.
The comprehensive legislation to better protect children from a range of sexual offences and exploitation at home and abroad includes nine key measures: