Mr. Speaker, the issue is important. We often start out in life with one particular position on something and then we watch some of the miscarriages of justice such as what happened with David Marshall and Guy Paul Morin.
We take huge pride in our criminal system and we think it is perfect, but the reality is that it is not. Mistakes do happen. At least someone who has spent x amount of years in jail is able to get another trial and the original verdict may be over-turned.
Innocent people have been put to death and that cannot be reversed. There is no amount of money, nothing can be done, once someone's life has been taken, and I question that. The death penalty is the last thing we should be doing.