Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, woos the CAQ

News 13 February, 2018
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    Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu argues in favour of the rights of victims of crime since her daughter, Julie, was murdered by a repeat offender in 2002.

    Patrick Bellerose

    Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 00:00

    Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 00:00

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    Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, woos the CAQ so that it incorporates its proposal for a reform of the right of victims of crime in its election platform.

    The conservative senator has met in mid-January, the spokesman of the party in the field of justice, Simon Jolin-Barrette, and his colleague on the status of women, Lise Lavallée.

    “I put on the table a set of issues that relate to victims of crime, which affects both the Code of civil cases which concern the relations federal-provincial “, said Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

    He says that ” the reception has been very good.” “These are people who, until today, have always had a speech provictimes, a bit like the conservatives,” says the founder of the Association of families of persons assassinated or disappeared.


    The proposals of senator Boisvenu, covering the many aspects of victims ‘ rights. “I think among other things, to the reform of IVAC, on the registry of sexual predators and the end of the statute of limitation to prosecute sexual predators “, lists a-t-il. The creation of a quebec charter of victims ‘ rights in the face of public bodies is also part of his priorities.

    In addition, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu argues in favour of a “preventive arrest” in the event that an individual makes threats on the internet. “A bit like it currently does in the prevention of acts of terrorism “, he explains.

    The senator cites the murder of Daphne Loonie-Boudreault in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, where the alleged killer had posted videos disturbing on Facebook in the hours preceding. “The police officers may make police custody, the time that the pressure drops,” he said. Because it is often at this time that the guy goes through with the act. “


    Since the arrival in power of the government Couillard, the senator said to have met with the parliamentary leader Jean-Marc Fournier ” three times “, including on the establishment of a registry of sexual predators. “There’s nothing in it advance ! “, he laments.

    “We put the money to the victims of criminal acts, but it was not far enough in terms of prevention,” he says.

    If the formation of François Legault accepts its proposals, the conservative senator could lend him a hand during the election campaign next fall.

    No question, however, to be a candidate in the elections of 2018. “I finished in the Senate, and after that, I will take my retirement, lance Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu. I put a cross on it, make the jump to active policy. “

    At the CAQ, we are confirming that they have met Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, but the party refuses for the moment to make commitments on the proposals of the senator.

    Reform of the IVAC proposed by Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu

    ■ Integration of all of the shelters for victims of crime, to create a one-stop shop.
    ■ Regionalization of services, currently concentrated in Montréal. “Everything is done by phone and there is no contact with the victims,” said the senator.
    ■ Creation of a Commission of victims of crime to merge the services of the ministry of Justice and the CNESST. Representatives of organizations coming to the aid of victims would serve in particular the board of directors of the commission.