Ottawa accused of failing crime victims by leaving watchdog job empty

The executive director of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime said victims have reached out asking about the vacancy, and second-guessing whether they can rely on the office if the top job is vacant. Aline Vlasceanu also noted the importance of the ombudsman’s broader role of publicly drawing attention to systemic issues facing victims. “It’s a huge problem,” Vlasceanu said of the vacancy. “It’s disappointing and disheartening and victims are noticing.” Full article here.