TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -
September 19, 1893: New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to
grant national voting rights to women.
September 19, 1959: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger
when he learns that he is not allowed to visit Disneyland during his visit to
September 19, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people
They will "give victims real, statutory rights, instead of vague
statements." (Ontario Liberal Party press release)
Four years later, victims haven't received the "real, statutory rights"
promised by Dalton McGuinty.
Instead, Ontario's Ombudsman Andre Marin said, "The Criminal Injuries
Compensation Board is in deplorable shape. Instead of holding out support for
victims of violent crime, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board often
greets them with bureaucratic indifference and suspicion. Instead of giving
steadfast and urgent assistance, it trades in technicality and embraces delay.
As a result, instead of providing relief, the Criminal Injuries Compensation
Board too often adds insult to injury." (Ontario Ombudsman, "Adding Insult to
Injury, February 2007)
Dalton McGuinty's promise to deliver statutory rights for victims of
crime... it's one more promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.
For further information:
For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760