Sheldon Kennedy Supports the Harper Governments New Commitment to Victims

CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Sheldon Kennedy, Co -Founder of Respect Group (, will appear today at an important Roundtable discussion and announcement hosted by the Harper Government and Minister of Justice, Rob Nicholson. "I couldn't have imagined, 16 years ago, when I disclosed my abuse, that we would be talking about these issues so openly and with such commitment to make positive change for victims. I thank this Government and Minister Nicholson for understanding that offenders need to be brought to justice, victims need a louder voice in the criminal justice system and child victims need more support." said Kennedy.

Former NHL'er Sheldon Kennedy is Co-Founder of Respect Group and recipient of an Honourary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in recognition of his courageous leadership as a victims advocate.

Respect Group has successfully certified over 200,000 Canadians on the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment."

SOURCE: Respect Group Inc.

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Sheldon Kennedy will be available for comment after the session and can be reached through his associate, Wayne McNeil, at 403-819-6716.


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