Canada: Proposed sex offender registry too weak: critics.
June 13, 2003
Victims' rights advocates and provincial governments are angry over the slow progress towards a national sex offender registry.
They also think one currently winding its way through the Parliamentary process is too weak to be a truly useful tool because it won't include all offenders past and present.
Jim Stephenson is one such activist. He had the worst Father's Day one can imagine 15 years ago.
His son Christopher was sexually assaulted and murdered by a convicted sex offender on parole.
Channeling his grief into activism, Stephenson was the driving force behind the Ontario sex offender registry. A coroner's jury convened 11 years ago to investigate his son's death recommended a national sex offender registry.
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Source: © 2003 CBC News