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Have your say on victims rights

Members of Parliament take part in consultations for the Victims Bill of Rights.
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May 01, 2013 - 4:38 PM

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights will enhance the rights of victims of crimes and the federal government wants input from the public to help ensure the bill protects victims as much as possible.

Member of Parliament Cathy McLeod is looking for constituents to offer their opinions.

“These consultations are critical to identifying and recognizing how to better entrench the rights of victims in to a single law at the federal level,” McLeod said in a release Wednesday. "These consultations offer a meaningful opportunity to provide input on how the criminal justice system should respond to victims.”

Public consultations will be hosted on-line from May 1 to June 30. Those interested in participating can visit the Department of Justice website for more information.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 819-3723.

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