Legal and Constitutional Affairs – February 4, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – February 4, 2015

Conservative MP David Sweet presents his private member’s bill (C-479) that proposes to allow the Parole Board of Canada to increase the time between parole hearings for violent offenders. It will also provide additional support to victims. Bill C-479 was originally introduced in February 2013 and was reinstated at the start of the current session.
The following witnesses express their support of the bill during the second panel: Sue O’Sullivan, the federal ombudsman for victims of crime; Mona Lee, whose sister was brutally murdered in 1997; Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association; and Marie-Claude Gendron, who was victimized by a man later found guilty of uttering death threats and committing an assault with a knife. (February 4, 2015)