Justice Minister wants no parole for 'absolute worst' offenders
Glen Canning, left, father of the late Rehtaeh Parsons, the Nova Scotia teen who died following a suicide attempt, is greeted by Justice Minister Peter MacKay at a roundtable discussion on crime in Halifax on Friday, Oct.18, 2013.
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#1 Oct 20, 2013
Peter McKay is doing little more than "putting a slant" on the information he is providing to the public. In truth wanting no parole for the "absolute worse" is entirely possible within current legislation. No one HAS to be released when sentenced to Life with a minimum sentence of 25 years. So when the NPB review such cases ie an offender who has a Life sentence they still have the power to say no to a release at any point after the twenty five years. All the twenty five is saying is that it is the minimum amount of time the offender must serve.
So, how much money does it cost to drag such a thing through the parliamentary process, re-write texts, train people on an illusion etc.
This is what votes are built on sometimes, quelling people's fears by doing nothing and making much ado about it.
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