Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels
October 12, 2004
File: Theresa Marie Allore
Date of Event: November 3, 1978
Re: Acknowledgement of receipt
I am in receipt of your September 28th 2004 e-mail.
Each and every time we spoke with the investigator we did receive full cooperation and all the available pertinent answers to our questions. So, the “problem” (and there is no problem) is certainly not in relation to communication. The point is that there is a pending investigation by the Surete du Quebec in relation to your sister’s death. I do understand from what the investigators told us that the pending investigation and the results (if there are some results) will enable us to decide if your sister was indeed “murdered”. The applicable rule of evidence at this place is “proponderance of probabilities”.
In other words, it means that the criterias for the application of the (Quebec) Crime Victims Compensation Act are not met at this moment. Otherwise, I would have already made a decision. You do understand that the delays have nothing to do with the limits (the financial limits) of the program.
Andre Beaulieu, Lawyer
514-906-3019, poste 2050
October 19, 2004
I am in receipt of your letter dated October 12, 2004. May I ask, when you say, that in my sister’s case “the criterias for the application of the Quebec Crime Victims Compensation Act are not met at this moment”…
Just what are those criterias that I need to have fulfilled? Or, in other words, what are the criteria for being considered a victim under this Act?
The coroner determined my sister’s death to be “mort violente de nature indetermine”…
The coroner noted there were “marks of strangulation on her neck”
What does it take for an IVAC lawyer to consider my sister a victim of a crime?