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In Committee from the Senate of Canada - Legal and Constitutional Affairs - March 26, 2014


The committee continues to study the federal government's bill (C-14) dealing with individuals found not criminally responsible (NCR) or unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder.
Sue O'Sullivan, federal ombudsman for victims of crime, expresses her office’s support of the measures, but also offers recommendations in order to provide victims in NCR cases with more equitable rights to those of victims whose offenders are moving through the criminal justice or corrections systems.
Catherine Latimer, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada, and Kim Pate, executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, outline their concerns with the proposed legislation. Their concerns include the seemingly unnecessary punishment of the mentally ill in the NCR regime. (March 26, 2014)


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