One of the things that comes to mind in listening to Ms. Galt, Ms. Malo, and Mr. Samson is consultation and support for their mental health, the kind of pressures that are put on families, the horrendous pressures of the unknown. One of the biggest fears of all of us is the unknown. I spent a night in a house with an NCR patient who had murdered my sister 10 years before. I didn't sleep. I was 12 years old. My imagination ran wild that whole weekend. As to the word “brutal” in the bill, if a parent takes the life of their own child, no matter the brutality of the act, the fact that they've done it in itself is brutal. It just strikes me that we need to do more with this bill. There's more that can be done for victims' rights than what this bill does. If we got expert consultation, we could work to develop it even further.
I presume that's my time.