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Justice  Mr. Speaker, a few days ago, the former lawyer for Stephen Harper, Benjamin Perrin, said, “I'm concerned with politicians being the ones who decide how any particular individual offender is treated”. That was the same concern expressed by the Department of Justice. It is also the

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, just to add some information for the hon. member, I am sure she would like to know that there is a mother-child program at Grand Valley, where McClintic was previously serving her sentence. As a matter of fact, there is a mother-child program in every women's facilit

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, to examine the solution that the hon. member is proposing, there is a mother-child program at Grand Valley, which is where they are suggesting McClintic go. The point is that we have asked the Correctional Service of Canada to examine every element of this d

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, we are examining all of the facts and all of the policies and processes involved. It is important to note that the lodge is both a medium- and a minimum-security facility. It has not had an escape in at least 10 years. All women's institutions have multiple levels of

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, cases like this one are heartrending for all Canadians, especially for the families of the victims. Through the review that I have requested, we will determine whether all relevant policies were properly followed. More than that, the Correctional Service of Canada wi

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the crime involved was absolutely horrible, and we all recognize that brutal, painful fact. What we are trying to do is to make sure that in this case, and in every case, justice is not only done but is seen to be done. We await anxiously to see what the result of th

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the whole purpose of the review is to examine the decision-making process, to make absolutely certain that the process was properly followed, that all policies were properly applied, policies that have been in existence for more than a decade, and to identify where t

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the crime involved here is absolutely horrible. It is a crime that shocks all Canadians and, obviously, it has resulted in great grief for the family. The decision to reclassify this particular offender took place in 2014. We are going to look at that decision and

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, Tori Stafford's brutal death in 2009 was a horrible, gut-wrenching crime for her family, but for the whole country too. The killer, McClintic, was reclassified as medium security in 2014. The government of that day did not challenge that decision. In fact, McClinti

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows, I have asked the commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada to examine all the details of this particular case, including the processes by which the decisions were taken and to ensure that those processes were followed, but more impo

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the facts do not support the proposition that the hon. gentleman has just made. In fact, the mother-child program exists in all of the women's institutions operated by the Correctional Service of Canada across this country. It applies at the location in Saskatchewan

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the government is proceeding in this matter in a very conscientious way to determine that justice is done and to ensure that the public is kept safe. I look forward to responding to the father's letter. We extend to him our deepest sympathy, as do all Canadians, at

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, it is vitally important in the correctional system of Canada that sound, strong rules be in place to ensure that Canadians are kept safe, that justice is done and that the proper results are achieved for all Canadians. We have asked for the review. The review is und

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I look forward to reviewing in great detail the correspondence from the father of Tori Stafford. The hearts of all Canadians go out to him and other members of the family who have suffered such anguish. Obviously, the objective here is to ensure that justice is done,

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I will await very anxiously the report that I have requested from the commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada. It is very important to proceed in this manner, in an appropriate, strong way. I will do that. I am waiting for her report. As soon as I get that

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal