The Act on compensation to victims of criminal acts should be reviewed urgently, writes Nancy Roy, of the Association of families of persons assassinated or disappeared (prime ministry).
“It is necessary to urgently change the law of the IVAC”, she said in an interview with Pierre Nantel.
According to Ms. Roy, it is necessary to take urgent action to better support families, parents and mothers who, like Amélie Lemieux, have lost loved ones in the aftermath of crime.
It also asks the minister of Justice, Simon Jolin-Barrette, create a working table to sit with all the front-line responders.
“We need to invest in their recovery, because, when we saw a drama like this, it is very difficult to recover”, said Ms. Roy.
- LISTEN to Nancy Roy, director general of the Association of families of persons assassinated or disappeared, on QUB radio:
Money badly spent
Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, whose daughter died in the hands of a criminal than 18 years ago, recalled on the waves of QUB radio that the modification of the IVAC is a part of the promises of the CAQ.
“I do not believe, contrary to Ms. Roy, it is still necessary to do the consultation. We know what to do with this legislation-there,” he said in an interview with Caroline St-Hilaire.
Committed to the cause of victims ‘ rights for several years, it has been estimated that Quebec “was badly” the money intended to help victims of crime.
“It is spent in Quebec as much as [in] the other nine provinces, in terms of assistance to victims. We don’t spend too much in Quebec, we spend badly,” said Mr. Boisvenu.
- LISTEN to senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, on QUB radio: