The Canadian Press

1999-04-15 | Victims-Rights

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Federal Justice Minister Anne McLellan introduced legislation on Apr. 15 to give victims of crime a greater say in court. McLellan said the changes reflect the concerns victims brought to her about not being able to read a statement in court when a criminal is sentenced. McLellan said the planned changes would also require judges to inform victims of their rights to make statements in court.

Date: 1999-04-15
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << victims have told me many times that one of their most important concerns is having the opportunity to express to court in the way that they wish the impact of an offense on their lives and on the lives of their loved ones these amendments will ensure that victims are allowed to read their impact statement in court at the time of sentencing >>

Clip ID: 19990415CPCN001