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Updated: Tue, 13 May 2014 10:14:16 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Victims ombudsman gives her take on victims bill of rights



Sue O'Sullivan, the federal ombudsman for victims of crime, speaks about the government's recently tabled bill of rights. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Sue O'Sullivan, the federal ombudsman for victims of crime, speaks about the government's recently tabled bill of rights. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Canada's federal ombudsman for the victims of crime, Sue O'Sullivan, has called a press conference in Ottawa Tuesday morning to give Canadians her take on the government's recently tabled victims bill of rights, known as Bill C-32.

CBCNews.ca is carrying the event live as of 10 a.m. ET.

Mobile users can watch the event here.


On April 3, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced legislation — the victims bill of rights act — to give victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system.

O'Sullivan initially welcomed the bill when it was presented last month and said she would take time to review it.

She also said the bill does not cover all the areas that victims say need attention.

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