Public Safety and National Security – February 25, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Public Safety and National Security – February 25, 2014

The committee continues its study on Bill C-479, which aims to bring fairness for the victims of violent offenders. The Members hear from Mona Lee, whose sister was murdered, Arlène Gaudreault, president of the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes, and Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association, on the difficulties victims and their families face when attending parole hearings. The following witnesses testify on the last panel: Steve Sullivan, executive director of the Ottawa Victim Services, Catherine Latimer, executive director of the John Howard Society of Canada, and Terri Prioriello Armour, whose 16-year-old sister was murdered in 1982.
(February 25, 2014)