Canada Death Penalty

Tories Tread Dangerously Near the Death Penalty

Irwin Cotler | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The recent incendiary comments from a Senator about the death penalty reflects an otherwise disturbing trend among Conservatives regarding their approach to capital punishment. Since they came to power in 2006, Canada has not been as steadfast in its traditional abolitionist point of view, either at home or abroad.

Senator Says Many Canadians Support His Idea To Let Killers Hang Themselves

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative senator says he's been inundated with expressions of support for his unusual idea of providing rope to help murder convicts co...

Prisoners Can Hang Themselves, Says Tory Senator

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative senator backed off slightly on an unconventional proposal Wednesday for reducing prison costs: give serial murderers a rope an...