The Current | Jan 23, 2013 | 25:34
Who qualifies for victim assistance from the government?
When someone is murdered, provincial programs offer payments worth thousands-of-dollars to grieving children, spouses, parents or siblings. But if the murder victim has a criminal connection, those same relatives are ruled ineligible. Should they be? Some victims groups are arguing for equal treatment. Others insist crime should never pay anyone, including the relatives.