Young girls murdered by their father: Norah and Romy’s mother feels abandoned by Simon Jolin-Barrette

Amélie Lemieux, the mother of Norah and Romy Carpentier, wanted to denounce the actions of the Minister of Justice, Simon Jolin-Barrette, in her last discussion on Benoît Dutrizac’s podcast on QUB radio.

Let us remember that the two young girls, Norah and Romy, were murdered in cold blood by their own father in 2020. Amélie Lemieux is one of the recent victims of the compensation program for victims of criminal acts (IVAC), who recently learned that they will no longer be able to receive compensation from the organization after a period of three years.

“The three-year delay is really disproportionate to the pain we feel,” the bereaved mother proclaimed from the outset.

Amélie Lemieux recently tried to meet the Minister of Justice. Her goal is clear: she wants to ask Simon Jolin-Barrette to reverse course and abolish the three-year deadline for IVAC compensation. Result? She is completely ignored.

“Everyone is busy. When you have a cause at heart, you take the time,” she said.

Norah and Romy’s mother feels abandoned to such an extent that she wonders if the whole thing is not a tactic to discourage her. When speaking about the government, she does not mince her words: “Right now, I am a victim.”

Convinced that the recent reforms of family law are a way of restoring the image of the government and the Ministry of Justice, Amélie Lemieux is determined to shed light where it is needed: on the victims of criminal acts.

Although it was Norah and Romy who tragically and unjustly lost their lives, Amélie Lemieux would like to remind the Minister of Justice that she also lost a large part of herself on that fateful day in 2020.

Outraged, she wonders how the government can require these collateral victims to heal within three years. For Amélie Lemieux, this logic makes absolutely no sense.

“I’m being asked to heal from something I didn’t do […]it’s as if we [me] imprisoned in my own body.”

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