The committee holds two panels as it continues its review of the proposed bill of rights for victims. Bill C-32 would create at the federal level clear statutory rights to information, protection, participation in the trial and sentencing process, and restitution for victims of crime.
The following witnesses testify during the first panel: Yvonne Lindfield (co-founder of the group Canadian Parents of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims); Dale Sutherland (who was abused as a child by convicted sex offender Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh); Mona Lee (whose sister was brutally murdered in 1997); and Alain Fortier and Frank Tremblay (respectively the president and vice-president of Victimes d’agressions sexuelles au masculin (VASAM)).
The second panel is made up of the following witnesses: Nancy Roy (general manager of the Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared); Gaylene Schellenberg and Kathryn Pentz (Canadian Bar Association representatives); Nana Yanful (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers); and Robert Hooper (chair of the board of directors for Walk With Me Canada). (April 1, 2015)