Legal and Constitutional Affairs – December 12, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – December 12, 2012

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Federal Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers discusses his concerns with Bill C-293, which aims to reduce “vexatious” or frivolous complaints by offenders. Ivan Zinger, the office’s executive director and general counsel, outlines the role of the ombudsman’s office and how it deals with offenders who file multiple complaints.

Rob Sampson, past chair of the Correctional Service of Canada Review Panel, Sharon Rosenfeldt, president of the organization Victims of Violence Canadian Centre for Missing Children, criminologist John Martin, and lawyer John Conroy also present their views of the legislation.