Should we have the death penalty in Canada
The death penalty lingered in Canadian law for more than a decade.
We should have the death penalty in Canada. I think that the amount of crime in Canada would increase and the murder rate would increase. If people can do something and think that they can get away with it then they are most likely going to try to do just that.
Bring back the death penalty in Canada: Mammoliti | Good Gravy
The death penalty lingered in Canadian law for more than a decade. The government of Lester B. Pearson passed legislation in 1967 to temporarily suspend executions for murder except in the cases of police and prison guards.
Calls to abolish the death penalty go back to well before Canada’s establishment in 1867 however the most concerted efforts in Parliament for abolition can be said to have started with Robert Bickerdike, MP in the early twentieth century. A long line of Prime Ministers openly opposed to the death penalty began with John Dieffenbakker and ended only with Stephen Harper who has openly supported the death penalty. In 2001 the Supreme Court decided in Burns that it would be a violation of the constitution for Canada to extradite a prisoner who faced a death penalty where destined. In 2005 the Canadian government signed and ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. With no mechanism for withdrawal this legally prevents any return of the death penalty in Canada.Given the option, how many Canadians would choose the deathpenalty for convicted murderers in their country? Historically,Canadians have been more in favor of reinstating the death penaltythan against it. In 1984, when Gallup first asked this question inCanada, support for reinstating the death penalty was at itshighest (71%). That figure has eroded in recent years, however --in 2001^, Canadians were asked whether or not, if a nationalreferendum were held that day, they would vote to reinstate thedeath penalty in Canada. Responses were far more divided, with 50%saying they would vote to have it reinstated and 48% reporting theywould vote against such a move.(Just to be completely clear, that's sarcasm. Truscott was a 14-year-old who was sentenced to death in the 60's. His sentence was commuted only because of his youth, but he served his life sentence, and was recently acquitted on a new appeal. His acquittal was the final nail in the coffin for the death penalty in Canada, however much the current government might wish they could bring it back.) 4.11 With respect to the alleged violation of article 6, the State party states that the author has provided no authority for his proposition that detaining an individual for crimes committed in that State despite the fact that the same person has been sentenced to death in another State raises an issue under article 6. The author was sentenced in Canada for robberies he committed there and is not facing the death penalty in Canada.