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Victim services need to be equal across Canada: advocates
When it comes to supporting victims of crime, not all provinces are equal.
It's a reality Yvonne Harvey of Carleton Place, Ont. knows all too well. Her 28-year-old daughter Chrissy Nadine Predham was brutally killed in St. John's, Newfoundland in 2007.
As her life was suddenly thrust into tragedy, there was nowhere for Harvey to turn.
"My daughter was murdered in Newfoundland and I'm a resident of Ontario, so I got nothing," she said.
The problem was Harvey – an Ontario resident – didn't qualify for help because the crime that took her daughter's life took place in Newfoundland.