Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the Laval Crime Victims Assistance Centre, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
We met last Thursday to celebrate the anniversary of this organization that provides front-line services to all victims of crime and to indirect victims as well.
The Laval CAVAC has a criminologist and three social workers on staff, all experts in providing crisis intervention.
I wish to thank them for the vital assistance they provide to victims to help them overcome the physical, psychological and social repercussions of crime.
Since the Quebec National Assembly adopted the act respecting assistance for victims of crime, 16 CAVAC centres have opened their doors across the province.
It is groups like the Laval CAVAC that were extremely helpful in the aftermath of the tragic events at Dawson College in Montreal.
Congratulations to the Laval Crime Victims Assistance Centre. We hope you will continue to operate for many more years.