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Bring back mandatory consecutive sentences for multiple murders

Published in the Toronto Sun, 13 March 2024

In light of the murders in Ottawa of the members of the Wickramasinghe family and a family friend, along with the attempted murder of Dhanushka Wickramasinghe, allegedly committed by the accused, Febrio De-Zoysa, can members of the Liberal government and their NDP lackies please explain to me why it was a good idea not to impose the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to over-rule the unanimous Supreme Court of Canada ruling in 2023 that invalidated consecutive sentences for multiple murders?  If convicted of the multiple murders, it’s possible that the accused will be let out of prison by a future hug-a-thug parole board before he reaches 50-years-old. 

Meanwhile, six people are dead and one has had his life irrevocably destroyed, so I really don’t care if some bleeding-heart Liberals think it’s cruel and unusual punishment to keep someone in prison for the rest of their life.  That was supposed to be the trade-off for no longer having the death penalty anyway.

(The Liberals have little to no principles on these matters and seemingly care little about victims)

Sources: GOLDSTEIN: Use notwithstanding clause to overturn Supreme Court decision reducing sentences for multiple murderers | Toronto Sun, Father left to pick up the pieces after entire family killed in mass stabbing | Lethbridge News Now.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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