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Justice committee  I will try to briefly respond. Since the development of what became the CVBR in Bill C-32, Justice Canada has worked closely with the Department of National Defence in developing what has become the “civilian VBR”. They weren't in a position to bring forward similar amendments o

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  If I might take a stab at part of the answer, we are still awaiting some research that's in the process of being wrapped up, so we hope to get some better information on that in the months to come. One of the things that was really important in the development of what became the

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  I'm not aware; I'm not in a position to respond to that. It could be that it's outside of the victims strategy. We're not in a position to comment or to answer the question.

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  I would say that for sure a big part of our recent efforts since 2016 though Justice Canada has been support through the FILUs, the family information liaison units, with regard to murdered and missing indigenous women. In addition to that, we do continue to work and to look at,

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  I could add a comment. It is true that the federal government announced funds to support victims during the pandemic. We can undertake to provide the committee with some information about the funding provided, particularly that announced through Women and Gender Equality Canada.

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  Again, as I mentioned in my opening remarks, the federal victim strategy has been in place since 2000. It's gone through a number of updates, modernizations and overhauls. The key components to that strategy at the federal level are coordination of the different departments and

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  Yes, I'll start, and if I may, I'll turn to my colleague, Madam Bouchard, to continue. To start with, the federal government made available through the Victims Fund, for provinces and territories, approximately $10.6 million over the years from 2016 to 2020 to help support the i

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  Thank you. We are pleased to be here today to discuss the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and related efforts by the Department of Justice. Ensuring access to justice for victims of crime and giving them a more effective voice in the criminal justice system has been a long‑stan

June 3rd, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  I'm not sure if my colleague Ms. Underwood wants to speak to that. I would just say that, as an official at the Department of Justice, I'm not well positioned to speak to transfers of funds dealing with health.

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  As and when the government moves forward with its proposals to amend the Criminal Code in support of that commitment, obviously we would normally—and we would definitely, in this particular case—look to work closely with our provincial and territorial counterparts to enhance thei

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  That is my understanding from that report as well. The “Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2019” did conclude that there has been an increase in the level of violence against seniors, including in the family violence context. Absolutely, we do need better, broader

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  Again, the “Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2019” report does provide some of that information from Statistics Canada, as noted. It talks in particular about violence against seniors at the hands of someone known to the victim, but it also gives a little informa

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  Madam Chair, might I just briefly note that I think the committee is aware that the government has committed to go further with a criminal law response to this. In the meantime, as my colleague said, we're not in a position to say to the committee that some investigations are or

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  Again, unfortunately, we in the Department of Justice aren't in a position to collect that type of data. I encourage the committee to consider reaching out to Statistics Canada for that. When we look at reported case law, we definitely are seeing.... It depends, and not all case

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency

Justice committee  I'm happy to provide my remarks to the chair. I would just remind the committee that the government has made a commitment to more specifically address the situation by explicitly penalizing the neglect of seniors in these situations. Clearly, the government has committed to do

May 6th, 2021Committee meeting

Carole Morency