Thoughts on the proposed victims' bill of rights
Getting tough on crime has been a recurring theme for Canada's Conservative government, and it continued in yesterday's throne speech. The government is promising new laws to address cyber-bullying, and longer sentences for child sex offenders. It's also promising a Victims Bill of Rights, to "restore victims to their rightful place at the heart of our justice system."
Steve Sullivan has spent a career advocating for victims of crime. He's the executive director of Ottawa Victim Services, and he joined us with his thoughts.