"The reality of this particular case is that were we to intervene, it would very quickly become a question of whether we are prepared to repatriate a double-murderer to Canada. In light of this government's strong initiatives on tackling violent crime, I think that would send the wrong signal to the Canadian population."Wrong signal? That we take care of our own? That we clean up our own messes? That we don't believe in capital punishment and are willing to pay a price for that belief? It's not like we are going to bring this guy home and give him a job in the Prime Minister's Office. He would end up in maximum security for the rest of his life. The only signal I get from the PM is it is cheaper to let the Americans execute one of our citizens than to take him on as our responsibility. Talk about wrong signals. Recommend this Post
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Of all the statements made by this thug government on the death penalty issue, the one I find most odious is this one uttered by the PM himself.