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New bill seeks to ensure that victims’ rights are being respected

By Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu      

Bill S-219 is essential in order to respect, strengthen, and adequately protect the rights of victims of crime, which have been so difficult to obtain.

Lisa Freeman, who became a victim's rights advocate after her father was tragically murdered in 1991, approached Conservative MP Colin Carrie with the idea of creating a bill that would provide clarity on how the Parole Board and Corrections set the eligibility dates for offenders. Photograph courtesy of Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu's office

On Dec. 1, I presented Bill S-219—An Act to Amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (disclosure of information to victims), alongside Conservative Oshawa, Ont., MP Colin Carrie and Lakeland, Alta., MP Shannon Stubbs, public safety and emergency preparedness critic for the official opposition. It was an honour to be joined by two families who are victims’ rights advocates; Lisa Freeman, who became a victim’s rights advocate after her father was tragically murdered in 1991, and Darlene Ryan and Bruno Serre, the family of Brigitte Serre, who was brutally murdered in 2006.

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