April 2016

Justice Canada Video: One Victim’s story

Published on 17 Apr 2013, this is a video interview with Sarah, who uses her own voice to let other victims of crime know that though each victim is unique, no victim is truly alone.

The transcript and accessible version of this video are available on the Victims Week website at http://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/stories-experience/video/sarah.html?WT.mc_id=YTen

Breaking the last silence around my sexual abuse

Earlier this year, Phillip Nolan, an Ottawa music teacher who played drums in a band with former prime minister Stephen Harper, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual interference involving a 13-year-old girl.

The events happened 16 years ago, when he was her 29-year-old teacher. Now, that woman is breaking her public silence for the first time.

Anna Côté, a 29-year-old law student, had the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General lift the publication ban about her case to write about it for The Globe and Mail.

Anna hopes to contribute to an atmosphere of support and understanding for those who have experienced sexual abuse.

Read her story here.