I found this Toronto Star article about the parents of murdered children who have applied for monetary compensation from Canada’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. The money is supposed to help pay for things like funeral expenses, medical expenses, counseling, lost earnings, etc., for crime victims and their families. However, several people whose children were killed did not get compensation, supposedly just because they did not witness the crimes. One woman quoted in the article had to wait three years after she filed her application, before they would even consider her request.
Meanwhile, says the article, law enforcement officers routinely receive thousands in compensation payments even for minor injuries.
That’s really cold. And disturbing.