Capital Punishment

Canada Should Reconsider the Death Penalty After Bourque and Bibeau

David Martin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Politics
David Martin

The 75-year sentence handed down to convicted cop killer Justin Bourque has reignited the debate over the death penalty in Canada. Some are satisfied with what effectively will be a life sentence without parole for Mr. Bourque. Others think it's not enough and would like to see him executed. But is bringing back the death penalty the answer? The issue then becomes, how do we distinguish between murderers who can be rehabilitated and those who won't or can't?

The Death Penalty? Canada Can Do Better Than That

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

As jurors in the Tori Stafford decide fate of accused child killer Michael Rafferty, the gruesome details of the case have renewed calls to bring back the death penalty in such brutal murders.

Bring Back the Death Penalty for Brutal Murderers

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Abubakar Kasim

Keeping brutal murderers behind bars, feeding and educating them with taxpayer's money is an insult to the victims and a mockery to the justice system. The death penalty is the only punishment that suits the crime of murder; it creates a sense of balance in the scales of justice.

Lifting the Veil on Iran's Barbaric Human Rights Abuses

Saba Farzan | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Politics
Saba Farzan

Is it imaginable that in the 21st century a modern woman and outstanding actress receives lashes for her art? Sadly such brutality is common in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Most tragic are the explanations by regime officials that they are defending moral values and the security of their country.

Other Americans Italy Should Send Home

Abraham Anhang | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Abraham Anhang

This week, Americans cheered as Amanda Knox was acquitted and her family closed the book on years of grueling uncertainty. Miss Knox's acquittal has been lauded as the achievement of justice in a fraught Italian legal system. But my family still struggles with the injustice of that system.