Public Safety and National Security – March 25, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Public Safety and National Security – March 25, 2014

Conservative MP Dave MacKenzie briefs the committee on his bill (C-483) to grant the Parole Board of Canada authority over the escorted temporary absence of an offender convicted of first or second degree murder. Sue O’Sullivan, the federal ombudsman for victims of crime, expresses her support for the bill because it aims to provide a more transparent and inclusive process to the victims of crimes. Also appearing in front of the committee is Harvey Cenaiko, chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada, who discusses the process of approving escorted temporary absence (ETA) requests. (March 25, 2014)