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Doug Ford government scrapping law that compensates crime victims - 2019-04-12

F182.png Doug Ford government scrapping law that compensates crime victims April 12, 2019, Mike Crawley, CBC News

Legislation to repeal the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act is contained in the 194-page bill tabled as part of Finance Minister Vic Fedeli's budget on Thursday.

The existing act allows for lump-sum payments of up to $25,000 or monthly payments of up to $1,000 to the families of those killed during a crime and to people who are injured in a criminal act, including sexual or domestic assault.

The Ford government's budget bill would also dissolve Ontario's Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the tribunal that has awarded financial assistance to crime victims since 1971. The money is given to cover such items as funeral costs, physical therapy and loss of income.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Crawley | title = Doug Ford government scrapping law that compensates crime victims | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-ontario-crime-victim-compensation-1.5095827 | work = CBC News | date = April 12, 2019 | accessdate = April 27, 2019 }}