The *victim card* is what Karla Homolka played, when the police didn't yet have the solid evidence they needed to demonstrate that she was not only an accomplice in Bernardo's crimes, but may have actually initiated some of the more repulsive violent crimes committed by the couple.
Birds of a feather. Opportunists. Cons and con jobs.
And thus this latest unsurprising revelation about the shallowness of their so-called "Tough on Crime" posturing.
Four years ago, to great fanfare, the federal Conservatives opened an ombudsman’s office to help victims of crime. [...] To date, the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime has released only one annual report. Two others were filed to the federal justice minister but, for more than a year, they have remained secret. [...]
The missing reports, from 2008 and 2009, would have been made public earlier this month — to coincide with the sixth annual national victims of crime awareness week — but the “coalition forced an unnecessary election and shut down Parliament,” said Geneviève Breton, the justice minister’s spokesperson.
“My sense is they created the office because it made a good press release,” said Steve Sullivan, whose federal appointment to a three-year term as ombudsman ended last April. [...]
“They use the word victim a lot but it’s done to support or justify the get-tough-on-crime agenda, which really doesn’t do a whole lot for most victims of crime,” said Sullivan, who is now executive director of Ottawa Victim Services, a community-based agency that works primarily with women who have been abused by their partners. [...]
The word “victim” appears 40 times throughout the Conservative party platform.
Contempt party opportunists. Cons and con jobs.