Mar 12, 2013 - ATTORNEY GENERAL ROB NICHOLSON STOPS IN EDMONTON FOR ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION


Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson receiving BKT bracelets from Dawn

Federal Justice Minister and Attorney General Rob Nicholson stopped in Edmonton to meet with local organizations, police, provincial justice reps and victims of crime as part of  his 'round table' talks across the country.

Among those in attendance were Families for Justice supporters, Sandra Green, who spoke on behalf of Krista & Brad Howe and Dawn Smith, who represented Brad, Kole and Thad.

In his preliminary remarks before the meeting became closed to the media, Nicholson said the government is working on toughening up legislation.

"Much more work needs to be done, crime still remains a serious business in this country, one that effects many many Canadians."

"It's estimated that the total cost of crime in dollar values alone is $100 billion a year." Nicholson says the government has three goals in mind:  to make violent criminals more accountable, to give victims of crime more rights, and to make the justice system more efficient. 

"We intend to bring forward legislation to implement a victim's bill of rights which will entrench those rights into a single law at the federal level."
 

Source: News 880


 

 

 

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